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Although a trusted retainer of the warlord Oda Nobunaga (1510-1551), Akechi Mitsuhide (1528-1582) was enraged when Nobunaga murdered his mother. Mitsuhide attacked Nobunaga at the Kyoto temple of Honno-ji, setting it afire. Nobunaga reportedly committed suicide. In the print armored men with spears (yari) and swords (katana), one of them carrying the blue and white flowered Akechi banner, attack a building. Nobunaga, runs through a flight of arrows, his hair unbound and the the top of his outer robe pushed off his shoulders, and the sleeves of his under robe tied back. He slashes at the attacking soldiers with a naginata while his attendants rush out to meet the attack. In a small upper panel a samurai holding a fan is dressed in a green kimono under a black katiginu and nagabakama. The long trailing legs of the nagabakama indicate his high status. He stands over a bowing samurai wearing a sword whose hitatare jacket has a heraldic crest on the middle of the sleeves. His black hat lies on the floor before him.