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My Hero: Oda Nobunaga

Weekly Topic: Who is your Superhero?

Jun 24, 2020

My favorite hero is Oda Nobunaga.  I especially like the story about the Battle of Okehazama, fought on June 12, 1560.  With only 2,500 men, he defeated 25,000 samurai under the command of Imagawa Yoshimoto.  A desperate gamble, Nobunaga was determined to either conquer or die, and he took the Imagawa clan forces by surprise.  It is amazing how the Oda clan stood up against a superior foe, and despite being outnumbered 10 to 1, emerged the victors.  The Battle of Okehazama continues to serve as an inspiration for us today.  No matter what problems we may face, just like the brave Oda Nobunaga, we must never surrender. 

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