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Anegawa River was the site of a major battle with Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu defeating Azai Nagamasa and the Asakura clan on Aug. 9 1570. The area was left with so many dead that the river ran red.Local place names such as Chibara (Blood Field) stuck. Looking toward Nomura-bashi Bridge where the Anegawa battle monument stands.
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Nomura-bashi Bridge crosses Anegawa River. This is where Oda Nobunaga battled the Azai clan.
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Battle monument
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Anegawa River Battle Memorial
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Anegawa River Battle Memorial, rear view with the battle date engraved.
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Front view of Anegawa River Battle Memorial where Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated Azai Nagamasa and the Asakura clan on Aug. 9 1570.
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Anegawa River Battle Memorial, dedicated to the war dead
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The battle site is next to Nomura village. Nobunaga and the Azai called it the Battle at Nomura.
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Next to the battle memorial is another monument.
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Battle map showing the position of the opposing armies.
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Sign indicating the site of the Battle at Anegawa River.
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This is where the Azai and Oda Nobunaga armies clashed.
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Signs indicating the Battle of Anegawa River. This is next to the battle memorial.
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Mt. Ibuki was witness to the battle.
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Anegawa River, where thousands lay dead after the battle.
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Anegawa River is a shallow river.
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Anegawa River ran red with the blood of fallen warriors in Aug. 1570.
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Anegawa River
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Anegawa River
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Anegawa River
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Anegawa River
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On the other side of this Anegawa River were Oda Nobunaga's forces.
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Nomura-bashi Bridge in the distance.
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Anegawa River, looking upstream
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Beyond the river on the other side were the Azai clan.
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Fallen tree on riverbed
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Position of the Azai clan
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Position of the Azai clan
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Mt. Ibuki
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Position of Oda Nobunaga's forces, the river is on the left.
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Nomura-bashi bus stop. Get off here to visit the Anegawa River battle site.
 
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