POEM OF ODANI CASTLE
by Masayuki Fukuda;
edited by Brian Harris
Odani Castle was a powerful mountain-top castle in Japan. During the 1500’s, it was the home castle of the Azai clan and was considered to be undefeatable. However, the castle fell in 1573 during Oda Nobunaga's siege. While only the ruins of a few stone walls and moats remain today, it is regarded as one of Japan's Five Greatest Mountain Castles.
With an authentic oriental sound, Poem of Odani Castle reflects upon the beauty of the mountain location, the glorious structure of the castle, and the dreadful turmoil of battle.