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Re: J-Drama: おんな城主 直虎 (NAOTORA: The Lady Warlord)


Yes, the Nao character was also used in one of the names of one of the most famous Ii clan members - Ii Naosuke, the controversial political figure of the late Tokugawa period who was active in the Tokugawa shogunate until his demise in 1860.
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Re: J-Drama: (NAOTORA: The Lady Warlord)


It's been a while anyone posted, miss it. In the meantime, I have researching to make up for earlier naive comments like about what name to call Naotora. It seems historians don't know her given name, so please forget my confusion before, I will think of her as "Otowa" which her Buddhist Mentor priest still calls her in the subtitles... or O-Towa elsewhere. Anyway...
To understand better what I am missing, I have been reading Tuttle's SHOGUN, and Sansom's A HISTORY OF JAPAN 1334-1615. Plus websites samurai-archives and any links from various asian wiki sites in English. I also made a great discovery: those five minute video chapters are up on the NHK website, and the URLs are in English even if the page is in Japanese. Check out nhk.or.jp/naotora and the first tab is Intro, then Story, then Cast, and so on. So cool when a pop-up sometimes lets me see in English, but cannot find that lately. Anyway, we in L.A. are up to 1575 and the Battle of Nagashino a big victory for Oda (one scary dude, that actor, wow) and Tokugawa - who last episode recognizes Ii Naomasa's worth and hard work, yaye, even when he is only 15 years old. But just to back track, I am not clear why it had to be Otowa who had to pierce with a lance her dear old devious friend and Goh buddy, Ono. In any event, the NHK website had a good entry on Ono's death poem. Well, if anyone is still out there, please chime in, or steer me somewhere for more info. We still have the tragic Tokugawa family drama coming up.....and Naomasa's first battle...

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