Dark and Troubling Days

  • Linear Location

    Clay Street, Houston, TX, US (29°45'19"N 95°23'17"W)


Nobunaga-Gaisen (also known as Nobunaga the Younger–especially early in his career) intended to reclaim his birthright in what we call Japan. His plan was to take an overland route.

The title of the plaque comes from a surviving fragment of the journals of Nobunaga-Gaisen (also known, as here, as Nobunaga the Younger).

The expedition was rocky from the beginning—Park Lee Taf had bolted long before this point. And a full fledged mutiny was being whispered around the troops. However, Nobunaga-Gaisen had received intelligence from a scout that the ocean was near, so he switched the officer’s water with the flavorless alcohol like drink known locally as persooth. The officers were determined not to get drunk, so they drank heavily of what they thought was water. By the time they awoke, the good news was known and the rebellious spirit was—temporarily—squelched.



500 block of West Clay St, Houston, TX (right side of building).

It is on the exterior of the building, visible from the driveway. Respect the owners and the neighbors and don’t step on the grass. Visit at a reasonable hour.

Public Dedication

Dedication ceremony was well attended and “Kymaerica, Sambamba Dier” was sung by all present.

This was Kcymaerxthaere installation #003, the first in pTejas and the third in what we call the United States.

Text of the Marker

The part of the story installed here:

Dark and Troubling Days

Upon this spot, one hundred ninety six days after leaving Hizurokoro, an unarmed Nobunaga the Younger faced down unrest among his band of five hundred samurai. Fortune smiled, and soon came their first significant success, the arrival at what is now called Galveston Bay.


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