It has been 450 years since Nobunaga Oda burned down Enryakuji Temple, and on the 12th, the descendants of Nobunaga and Akechi Mitsuhide attended the memorial service held at Hieizan Enryakuji Temple in Otsu City for the first time, and both mourned the victims.

Hieizan Enryakuji Temple has suffered many casualties every year due to the burning by Nobunaga and his vassal Mitsuhide on September 12, 2nd year of Genki during the Warring States period.

The 450th anniversary of the burning is the same as the 1200th anniversary of the death of Saicho, the founder of the Tendai sect who opened Enryakuji Temple. For the first time, we invited the descendants of Nobunaga and Mitsuhide to mourn the victims of.

Shigekazu Oda, a descendant of Nobunaga, and Kensaburo Akechi, a descendant of Mitsuhide and a writer, attended the memorial service. He bowed deeply and mourned the victims.

After that, at the symposium held, Mr. Oda said, "I couldn't believe it when I heard from Enryakuji, but after hearing Saicho's teachings, I decided to participate in the memorial service. I think Nobunaga is also grateful for the kindness of Enryakuji. I was talking.

In addition, Akechi said, "The Akechi clan once went through difficult days such as hiding their names. In that sense, today is a day that marks the beginning of a new era for the descendants of Nobunaga and Mitsuhide, and Mitsuhide is also pleased. Probably. "

Then, we performed a "goo touch" with the executive of Enryakuji Temple, Jakuyoshi Mizuo, and pledged future exchanges.

Mr. Mizuo said, "The participation of the Oda and Akechi families has made it a very meaningful memorial service. Considering that we are standing on the history of many sacrifices, we started today. I wish I could create a new relationship with him. "