About the film
Honno-Ji in Flames
Release Date: September 11, 1960
|Producers||:||Gin'ichi Kishimoto, Masao Shirai|
|Writers||:||Shōtarō Ikenami, Kawakami Mitsuhachi|
The plot is based on the novel "Akechi Samanosuke no Koi," the final work in a trilogy by Hiroshi Kato about the forced suicide of Oda Nobunaga at the temple Honnoji. Historically, the general Akechi Mitsuhide is credited with causing Nobunaga's downfall. Kato's novel focuses on Mitsuhide's nephew Samanosuke, who fought alongside his uncle during the assault on Honnoji.