The moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro (Yamashiro Ogurusu no tsuki)

The moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro (Yamashiro Ogurusu no tsuki)

General Akechi Mitsuhide escaped from the battlefield after his army was defeated by Hideyoshi. As Mitsuhide fled to his home province, he was ambushed by a group of peasants hiding in the countryside near Ogurusu, and was killed with a bamboo spear. Allthough Hideyoshi was pleased that his opponent had been killed, he had seven farmers crucified as a warning for the rebellious peasants of Yamashiro province, whom he feared. (printed February 1886)

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