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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that


we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darkness that most
frightens us.


Your playing small does not serve the world.


There is nothing enlightened about shrinking


so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to
shine,


as children do. It's not just in some of us,it's in everyone. And as we let our
own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As
we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates
others."

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Nōhime (濃姫, Nōhime?) also Kichō (帰蝶) or Lady/Princess Noh, was the wife of Oda Nobunaga, a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. Her proper name was Kichō, but since she came from Mino Province, she is most commonly referred to as Nōhime (Princess of Mino). She was renowned for her beauty and cleverness.

Nōhime's father was the daimyo Saitō Dōsan and her mother was known as Omi no Kata. Nōhime herself appears very little in any historical record, and there is not a lot of information on the dates of her birth or death; however, proposed dates for her birth fall between 1533–1535.


Marriage to Nobunaga

Oda NobunagaNōhime was said to be extremely intelligent and stunningly beautiful. At their wedding, Nobunaga described her as having "the mind of a genius and the appearance of a goddess." She was married to him in 1549, during a truce between his father, Nobuhide, and Saitō Dōsan.

The marriage was a political gesture and many believe there was little love between Nōhime and Nobunaga. Though she was the official wife of Oda Nobunaga, it is often believed that he focused his love on his concubine, Kitsuno, who bore him his first son, Nobutada. Nōhime was never able to conceive a child with Nobunaga and it was believed that she was barren.

Through lack of historical record there is not much information of what became of Nōhime or even the date of her death. Overall, it can be said that Nōhime's life as it is known now is more of a mixture of legends, folktales, and tentative half-truths.


Legends and speculation
It was alleged that Nōhime was acting as a spy, or even assassin, for her father; it is worthy to note that at that time it was not an uncommon practice for a wife to relay information to her maiden family. Given Nobunaga's reputation at the time as the unruly "Great Fool of Owari" (Owari no Utsuke 尾張の虚け), it was also not entirely impossible for Dōsan to want Nōhime to assassinate him.

As for her alleged role as a spy, there is a popular story where Nobunaga purposely gave Nōhime false information regarding a conspiracy between two of her father's head servants and their plans to betray the Saitō. Her father had both the men executed and thus weakened himself by eliminating those loyal to him.

Some legends, however, allege that it was in fact not Nōhime but someone else who looked like her that married Oda Nobunaga.

In 1556, Dōsan, Nōhime's father, was killed in a coup in Mino Province. This detracted much from Nōhime's worth as a wife. Her inability to conceive and her supposed spying were held against her.

After the Incident at Honnō-ji which claimed the lives of Nobunaga and Nobutada, it was uncertain where Nōhime went. Some speculate that she died at Honno-ji, but the woman alleged to be Nōhime was more often believed to be a maid whose name sounds similar to Nōhime. Nevertheless, after the incident, Nobunaga's wives and female servants were all sent to Azuchi Castle, which was Nobunaga's castle of residence. Among the women was a Lady Azuchi (安土殿 Azuchi dono), who was taken in by Oda Nobukatsu. This Lady Azuchi is widely believed to have been Nōhime.

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Beer Juice Report | 08/28/2012 4:14 am
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WELCOMEBACK : D
Seraphus Dissever Report | 06/17/2011 12:16 pm
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~I'm the winds...


Hehehe......
Well,well....
You certainly have been serving chaos......


...that calls forth chaos~


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Angelus Demoni Report | 06/17/2011 11:54 am
Angelus Demoni
HELLO LADY NO!!!! HOW ARE YOU??

HOW'S LORD NOBUNAGA?

DID MITSUHIDE KILL HIM???

IS RANMARU A BOY????

WHERE IS MY PIZZA?
D:
Angelus Demoni Report | 01/11/2011 5:17 am
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HAPPY B-DAY!!!!!! biggrin
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Hi lady noh! biggrin
Amadeya Report | 04/19/2010 11:33 am
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Thanks) We want cosplay Nohime and your pro realy help us!
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Lady Noe Report | 01/21/2010 7:32 pm
Lady Noe
hmm i plan on leting the C.L.C.A. take care of her muhahahahahaaaaaa :3
 

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