Friday, June 4th, 2004
Los Angeles, CA
latitude: N 34° 3' 58.69"
longitude: W 118° 14' 17.06"
Evidence suggests that the hill was probably the present-day site of Dodger Stadium (the name is the Nipponic [the Hizurokoran dialect of Japanese] refers to the white flowers Nobunaga saw all over the hillside). After landing in Kymaerica after months lost at sea, Nobunaga-Gotari’s first impulse was to explore and conquer—after all he had ruthlessly unified much of his homeland—in anticipation of returning. So he, sometimes called the Japanese Columbus, camped here with a small party of samurai warriors soon after his landing in Kymaerica in the area now called Hizurokoro (or "Land Where the Sun Rises" in the local Nipponic dialect). This was the southernmost point of his explorations.
Because ever since his arrival in the new land, Nobunaga had felt unsatisfied with the goal of unending conquest and his heart was not in it. Soon, he came under the influence (though he never joined them per se) of the Bravenleavanne and began what was really a much simpler life of building a community of fisherman and not warriors, staying close to his new home (near what we call linear Santa Barbara).
However, his mistress and then wife, Lady Otako, brought up their son Nobunaga the Younger (ultimately called Nobunaga-Gaisen) with a sense of injustice and a desire to reclaim his birthright that could only be satisfied in one way—the reconquest of what we call Japan. But that is another story.
One of the least accessible of the plaques and for that we apologize (but on the other hand, history happens where it happens). Please contact Betalevel (URL is on this page) to determine when they will have their next event so you can visit in an appropriate way.
Yes, at Betalevel, with a lecture preceding the dedication.
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