The good fortune of nobunaga lay largely in his wise choice of men.
The loss of their protector, nobunaga, was the beginning of the misfortunes of the Christians.
At this period the missionaries and Christians found a powerful supporter in nobunaga, the minister of the mikado.
They had also succeeded in disrupting the friendship of Vatadono and nobunaga.
Hidenobu, a nephew of nobunaga, claimed the succession to his uncle's position.
Meantime, nobunaga continued to shower favors on the missionaries.
nobunaga willingly gave his consent, and the ambassadors left Nagasaki on February 22, 1582, and repaired to Kioto.
nobunaga's father, Nobuhide, from his early youth, was an ardent imperialist.
nobunaga made it the aim of his life to destroy the military power of the hierarchy, and to humble the priests for all time.
In 1576 nobunaga built a castle of unprecedented strength at Adsuchi in Ōmi.