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  Topic: Ryukyuan Military Equipment
Algren-san

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:34 pm   Subject: Ryukyuan Military Equipment
Wondering if anybody knows what the army of Okinawa would have looked like during the 1609 Shimazu invasion or any of the Ryukyu military campaigns of the late 15th-16th centuries. I have Turnbull's ...
  Topic: Nara period conflicts with Korea
Algren-san

Replies: 5
Views: 4560

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:58 am   Subject: Nara period conflicts with Korea
Yeah I'm thinking that maybe the English and Japanese texts are different in book I have. I can't seem to find a reference to Korea in the Japanese text though my Japanese skills are rather poor and t ...
  Topic: Nara period conflicts with Korea
Algren-san

Replies: 5
Views: 4560

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:32 pm   Subject: Nara period conflicts with Korea
I just bought Ritta Nakanishi's book "The History of Japanese Armor volume 1" and something has caught my attention. On several occasions the book mentions Japanese soldiers being sent to t ...
  Topic: Ancient Weapon Terminology
Algren-san

Replies: 5
Views: 6494

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:18 pm   Subject: Ancient Weapon Terminology
I was looking up some information on ancient japanese armies (from the yayoi to kofun period) and just wanted to know if anyone knows the names of some of the early weapons of that era. For instance ...
  Topic: Harakiri Remake....in 3D?
Algren-san

Replies: 115
Views: 82523

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:10 am   Subject: Harakiri Remake....in 3D?
My "Why?" wasn't so much directed at Miike directing a Seppuku remake, but more at the fact that its being done in 3-D. I just fail to see the need for that, but then again I don't understa ...
  Topic: Harakiri Remake....in 3D?
Algren-san

Replies: 115
Views: 82523

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:26 am   Subject: Harakiri Remake....in 3D?
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/18255/miike-to-remake-harakiri-in-3d

Why?
  Topic: Armies of the Boshin War
Algren-san

Replies: 27
Views: 43100

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:49 pm   Subject: Armies of the Boshin War
Thanks alot. Also does anyone happen to have any pictures of what the Imperial Cavalry units looked like at the time of the Satsuma Rebellion. I have read descriptions of them, however these are con ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Algren-san

Replies: 30
Views: 26929

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:17 am   Subject: Samurai Walk?
Baian is right about the walk being common place in bujutsu. I just got an "Aikido Friendship" series dvd in which they explain the roots of aikido by letting various koryu demonstrate thei ...
  Topic: Imjin War Ming Army
Algren-san

Replies: 3
Views: 3603

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:24 pm   Subject: Imjin War Ming Army
Can anyone help me find pics of Ming Soldiers from the Imjin War. I have a very good idea now of what the Koreans look like, however have found little on the Chinese side other than the officers seem ...
  Topic: Archers at Sekigahara
Algren-san

Replies: 13
Views: 11247

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:13 pm   Subject: Archers at Sekigahara
Thank you very much Evalerio. So I guess Yari were less common than I thought. What would you recommend as the best source for the compositions of various armies from this period (Korea-Osaka)?
  Topic: Yi Dynasty Koreans Armored Infantry???
Algren-san

Replies: 16
Views: 16492

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:49 am   Subject: Yi Dynasty Koreans Armored Infantry???
As someone who led the Imjin War study group that started at the end of last year and ran through Feb of this year, and did some exhaustive research on the conflict, I can tell you tha armored Korean ...
  Topic: Archers at Sekigahara
Algren-san

Replies: 13
Views: 11247

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:44 am   Subject: Archers at Sekigahara

When I read this statement I assumed "which" referred to old Shimazu Yoshihiro's personal actions, so he was considered quaint for carrying a bow, not that the han was considered quaint fo ...
  Topic: Archers at Sekigahara
Algren-san

Replies: 13
Views: 11247

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:24 pm   Subject: Archers at Sekigahara
According to Osprey, the Shimazu fielded archers and old Shimazu Yoshihiro carried a bow, which was viewed as rather quaint.

This is more or less the statement that made me ask this question. Were ...
  Topic: Yi Dynasty Koreans Armored Infantry???
Algren-san

Replies: 16
Views: 16492

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:15 pm   Subject: Yi Dynasty Koreans Armored Infantry???
Looks like the perrys have found some new info on this topic!

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/719867/

Yes this is very interesting. Does anyone know of what sources they have used for this? ...
  Topic: Any new movies out?
Algren-san

Replies: 107
Views: 65303

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:22 pm   Subject: Any new movies out?

The music from the trailer was like being force-fed 500 pounds of cotton candy with an extra-sugar syrup chaser. Will these abominations never end?

Unfortunately this seems to be a very common t ...
  Topic: Archers at Sekigahara
Algren-san

Replies: 13
Views: 11247

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:33 am   Subject: Archers at Sekigahara
Not sure if this is the right place for this question or not, but how numerous were Archers at the Battle of Sekigahara? It says in Tony's book that their importance was greatly diminished by this ti ...
  Topic: Any new movies out?
Algren-san

Replies: 107
Views: 65303

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:59 am   Subject: Any new movies out?
Yamazakura
http://www.yamazakura-movie.com/



Being a big fan of Twilight Samurai and the Hidden Blade I think I'll have to check this one out.

As for the Hidden Fortress...it doesn't look te ...
  Topic: Arms and Armor of the Imjin War
Algren-san

Replies: 116
Views: 93570

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:35 am   Subject: Arms and Armor of the Imjin War

I don't know.
But it's written by Frois so it's interesting which gun he meant.
I also checked Hwacha video on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgCaDTe006U
It looked like Rocket Fireworks ...
  Topic: Onimusha Movie's Plot Revealed
Algren-san

Replies: 5
Views: 4666

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:20 pm   Subject: Onimusha Movie's Plot Revealed


If Takeshi Kaneshiro is in it, I'm definitely going. He could pull it off. Well, not to mention he did the acting for the original game. Wouldn't it end up being Jean Reno playing the foreigner p ...
  Topic: Onimusha Movie's Plot Revealed
Algren-san

Replies: 5
Views: 4666

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:45 am   Subject: Onimusha Movie's Plot Revealed
I am a big fan of the videogame franchise so I've been looking forward to this for quite sometime. Although it would seem they have made a few major changes for better or worse, it sounds fairly clos ...
  Topic: Nobunaga's Ambition 11 to be released in English
Algren-san

Replies: 14
Views: 9639

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:34 pm   Subject: Nobunaga's Ambition 11 to be released in English
Definately buying it as soon as it comes out. For anyone who has played or owns the Japanese version, how is it as far as play and historical realism are concerned?
  Topic: The Hidden Fortress Remake
Algren-san

Replies: 9
Views: 7386

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:13 am   Subject: The Hidden Fortress Remake
http://www.varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/4824/

Why, God, Why?!?

Sick
  Topic: Kage no Gundan
Algren-san

Replies: 2
Views: 3242

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:50 am   Subject: Kage no Gundan
Yeah I saw that too, but I got the Mas Oyama Karate Trilogy also starring Sonny Chiba for under $25. I'm going to have to pick up the Kage no Gundan season when I go back though.
  Topic: Imjin War Information
Algren-san

Replies: 6
Views: 4472

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:24 am   Subject: Re: Imjin War Information

And I do expect you to be a part of the December discussion group, so take the test!

Alright then you've convinced me! Laughing

So how do I take the test for the discussion group?
  Topic: Speed-Walking champion attacked by Samurai
Algren-san

Replies: 9
Views: 6706

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Speed-Walking champion attacked by Samurai
In this English-subtitled video of Japanese TV uploaded by YouTuber Morizaemon, Hey! Spring of Trivia plays a cruel joke on racewalking champion Jefferson Perez. They wanted to see what would happen i ...
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