We’ll be wrapping up our discussion of the Ikkō Ikki this week, as the unstoppable force of the militant wing of Jōdo Shinshu meets the immovable objects of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga. What follows is a tale of treachery, war, and revenge worthy of an HBO miniseries.
Listen to the episode here.
Tsang, Carol Richmond. War and Faith: The Ikkō Ikki in Late Muromachi Japan.
Sansom, George. A History of Japan, Volume II: 1337-1615
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