“Oda Nobunaga pounded the rice, Hideyoshi baked the cake, and Tokugawa Ieyasu ate it”

“Oda Nobunaga pounded the rice, Hideyoshi baked the cake, and Tokugawa Ieyasu ate it”

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Osaka Castle - 1586

Japan may find itself torn between three rival daimyos and the tug of war for control rapidly swinging between their states, but tonight it is time for dinner. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, while a brilliant strategist, is also known for hosting extravagant dinners at his home, Osaka Castle. With regional administrators and former lords vying for a seat at the table with hope of future power, these dinners represent a chance to find new tools in the chaos. The Edo period may be right around the corner, but there is still a ways to go before peace can be achieved.


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