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  Topic: Nagoya Castle Palace to open
AJBryant

Replies: 6
Views: 4069

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:02 pm   Subject: Nagoya Castle Palace to open
Link seems dead. Sad
  Topic: Face protection (mengu)
AJBryant

Replies: 7
Views: 6985

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:06 am   Subject: Face protection (mengu)
They could, but it would be goofy as hell. They come from different periods, and happuri were pretty much obsolete by the time that "regular" face armour came about. The happuri was, after a ...
  Topic: Before Heike and After
AJBryant

Replies: 19
Views: 12841

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:08 pm   Subject: Before Heike and After
Great stuff.

As often happens, though, I find myself really wishing there was a glossary so that we could cross-reference the titles and ranks. Sad
  Topic: *shocking?* A Descendant of Takeda Shingen
AJBryant

Replies: 23
Views: 14248

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:46 am   Subject: *shocking?* A Descendant of Takeda Shingen
All I can say is that at the end of the day...


I'd hit it.
  Topic: Donald Richie
AJBryant

Replies: 5
Views: 3847

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:18 am   Subject: Donald Richie
Ah, damn.

He was a freaking legend.
  Topic: Harakiri Remake....in 3D?
AJBryant

Replies: 115
Views: 82523

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:01 am   Subject: Harakiri Remake....in 3D?
Wait, what? THERE'S A NOVEL?


Just Kidding
  Topic: conversion
AJBryant

Replies: 11
Views: 6552

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:49 pm   Subject: conversion
Well, it's probably worth a few hundred. I mean, how often does anything made in the Mijei Period even come up for sale?
  Topic: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
AJBryant

Replies: 41
Views: 22418

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:55 am   Subject: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
That is a really neat pic. The smoke caught in the wash looks like a winged gargoyle. John

I call that pic "Angel of Death." Smile

And I've called in air strikes, but all in computer game ...
  Topic: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
AJBryant

Replies: 41
Views: 22418

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:21 pm   Subject: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/Tempstuff/angels-of-death_S.jpg
  Topic: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
AJBryant

Replies: 41
Views: 22418

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:20 am   Subject: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/webpix/atama_sageru.gif
  Topic: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
AJBryant

Replies: 41
Views: 22418

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:52 pm   Subject: National Museum of Japanese History matchlock articles.
It's pretty clear that the Portuguese were not the ones who actually introduced the gun to Japan. However, they are, ultimately, the ones who mattered.

Just as Columbus was not the first European ...
  Topic: Conlan speaking at USC on 14th century sovereignty
AJBryant

Replies: 6
Views: 3777

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:29 am   Subject: Conlan speaking at USC on 14th century sovereignty
>dammit<
  Topic: Tanegashima questions
AJBryant

Replies: 90
Views: 55294

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:06 am   Subject: Tanegashima questions
You know, something occurred to me last night.

Since we can make guns here in the States (e.g., Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Colt...) there's no reason for me to buy guns from overseas manufacturers ...
  Topic: book and dvd recommendations
AJBryant

Replies: 26
Views: 18963

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:38 pm   Subject: book and dvd recommendations
I thought about it. One of my professors did the same thing. The only problem is this University is big on dinging you for it. Even if you wrote the only book in the history of the planet on the subje ...
  Topic: book and dvd recommendations
AJBryant

Replies: 26
Views: 18963

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:52 pm   Subject: book and dvd recommendations
Indeed -- major wootage and so on. Definitely a medetaki koto. Smile

You are living the dream, my bruvva.

Have you thought about writing your own text? That would be mondo spiff, and a great way t ...
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
AJBryant

Replies: 41
Views: 29882

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:42 am   Subject: New Sekigahara book
I'm.... kinda looking forward to seeing this book. Smile

You're just jealous that you don't have a black belt in chanbara sword fighting.

Don't need one. I have a BRAKKU beruto in interweb forum as ...
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
AJBryant

Replies: 41
Views: 29882

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:19 pm   Subject: New Sekigahara book
I'm.... kinda looking forward to seeing this book. Smile
  Topic: Stolen Japanese cultural properties found in Korean market
AJBryant

Replies: 14
Views: 8237

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:16 pm   Subject: Stolen Japanese cultural properties found in Korean market
That's cause they're MINE. Smile
  Topic: Pre-Edo concept of honor?
AJBryant

Replies: 12
Views: 7391

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:40 am   Subject: Pre-Edo concept of honor?
I'm so happy. Smile
  Topic: Stolen Japanese cultural properties found in Korean market
AJBryant

Replies: 14
Views: 8237

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:35 am   Subject: Stolen Japanese cultural properties found in Korean market
(We don't have an applause emoticon?)

Two come to mind:

http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/web-smile/emot-golfclap.gif

http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/web-smile/emot-downsbravo.gif
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
AJBryant

Replies: 244
Views: 192542

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:03 pm   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
>whimper<

Sigh.

No one ever has sengoku fora in Indiana. Sad
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
AJBryant

Replies: 78
Views: 52973

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:41 pm   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
Oh, great. Another Taiga about which I don't give a dang. Sad
  Topic: NHK Drama Kaen Kita No Eiyuu Ateruide
AJBryant

Replies: 2
Views: 2835

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:31 pm   Subject: NHK Drama Kaen Kita No Eiyuu Ateruide
Oh, God, I must get this show. I *love* Tamuramaro.
  Topic: Byyakotai Tokyo TV 2013 and NHK stick with dodgy time period
AJBryant

Replies: 10
Views: 8072

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:29 pm   Subject: Byyakotai Tokyo TV 2013 and NHK stick with dodgy time period
If anyone in Japan can record the Tamuramaro for me, I'd be VERY grateful. Smile
  Topic: Does anyone have English translation of the Book of Liang
AJBryant

Replies: 10
Views: 7022

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:23 pm   Subject: Does anyone have English translation of the Book of Liang
History required two as well, but I had French and Russian to back up the Japanese. EALC required two ASIAN languages as WELL as French or German. The irony is that I was kicking ass in Classical Chin ...
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