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  Topic: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
Bethetsu

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:20 am   Subject: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
Bethetsu: So, who said Hideyoshi asked Nobunaga to come in person?

I'm very sure I have read that somewhere, but at this moment I couldn't begin to give a source. You probably did read that. I thin ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Bethetsu

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:52 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
Hidetada did not make it on time. I was comparing the possibility that Kosaka Masanobu may have done the same thing as Ieyasu did. The Father handing down his more colorful personal standards and ban ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Bethetsu

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:35 pm   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
There are some similar crests, the "Nine Lights" crests (bottom of page), as the Hosokawa crest, but the central circle is only slightly larger than the others.
The Hosokawa crest is the m ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Bethetsu

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:51 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
I don't know the flags, but here are the kanji: Kasuga Toransuna 春日虎綱 / Kôsaka Danjô Masanobu 高坂(or 香坂)弾正昌信 (Note long ô in Kôsaka: there is also a common name Kosaka 小 ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Bethetsu

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:30 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
But you cannot blame this case on Papinot's Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan.
  Topic: 1910 Taitokuin Mausoleum model to return to Japan
Bethetsu

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:26 am   Subject: 1910 Taitokuin Mausoleum model to return to Japan
Apr. 17, 2015 is probably the traditional death-anniversary date rather than the historians' 400 year date.
The commemoration the year after a death is called the "1st year," but the next o ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Bethetsu

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:04 pm   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
the Japanese wiki lists them as two seperate people. 小幡昌盛 小幡信貞It says Nobusade was originally from Kozuke, but then served the Takeda.
  Topic: Help in family crest names
Bethetsu

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:37 pm   Subject: Help in family crest names
I don't know crest names, but it seems reasonable. Hidari san-gai matsu is probably 左三階松 , literally "left three-story pine."
  Topic: Help in family crest names
Bethetsu

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:39 am   Subject: Help in family crest names
Yes. It is the "leaves of the kaji" 梶の葉, that is, leaves of a "kaji no ki" 梶の木, literally "rudder tree." It is "a (common) paper mulberry; a tapa-cloth t ...
  Topic: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
Bethetsu

Replies: 24
Views: 10383

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:53 pm   Subject: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
Do you know if there's a transcript of this letter somewhere? I don't recall seeing it in the "They came to Japan" compilation, but maybe I just missed it or forgot about it.
The letter was ...
  Topic: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
Bethetsu

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:36 pm   Subject: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
The "tea ceremony" involves inviting guests and a serving meal, starting the fire to boil the water, etc. (See They Came to Japan p. 264- ) The description on p. 198 (also by Rodrigues) of a ...
  Topic: Hideyoshi's letters to be puplished
Bethetsu

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:16 pm   Subject: Hideyoshi's letters to be puplished
Nagoya univesity announced that it is publishing the complete letters and orders of Hideyoshi, about 7,000. That is about fives times that of Nobunaga and twice the number of Ieyasu. The first volume ...
  Topic: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
Bethetsu

Replies: 12
Views: 5124

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
I'm curious as to whether or not tea is served outside of tea ceremony in the Sengoku era.Yes. According to accounts in They Came to Japan, 16-17century European accounts, serving tea "is the fir ...
  Topic: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
Bethetsu

Replies: 24
Views: 10383

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:05 pm   Subject: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
I looked at the Shinchôkôki passage. You are right that it says nothing about Hideyoshi asking him to come. That is the "standard" version though. I wonder where it came from. 


The ...
  Topic: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
Bethetsu

Replies: 24
Views: 10383

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:55 pm   Subject: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
(besides, according to Frois, Hideyoshi said Nobunaga did not have to come to Bitchu)
That's news to me. Was that in Frois' History of Japan book? Never heard of this before.

But were it true, Sh ...
  Topic: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
Bethetsu

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:51 pm   Subject: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
According to the ja wikipedia, tht book is an early Edo peiod book Influenced greatly by Nobunaga-ki (Shincho-ki). Since the comment is presented as an added note in the middle of ordering attacks int ...
  Topic: Ancient Assssins Ninjer and 47 Ronin on 11/7
Bethetsu

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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:48 pm   Subject: Ancient Assssins Ninjer and 47 Ronin on 11/7
It was Hideyoshi he tried to kill.
By the way, old-fashioned kettle-shaped metal baths are called Goemon-buro after his manner of death. The wood fire is lit directly under them. But they are provide ...
  Topic: Reading Taketori Monogatari
Bethetsu

Replies: 53
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PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:28 pm   Subject: Reading Taketori Monogatari
My classical dictionary says the conjunctive wo tends to be a loose connection, while this is quite direct, so I think it is probably = mukauru koto wo nageku. But the conjunctive wo also takes rentai ...
  Topic: Reading Taketori Monogatari
Bethetsu

Replies: 53
Views: 17729

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:43 am   Subject: Reading Taketori Monogatari
Here is my take on it.
Don't worry about copying Shirane's text. I like working from the old one. I do as much as I can with that, then look at Ôi's version and your posting to get or modify what I ...
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
Bethetsu

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:49 pm   Subject: New Sekigahara book
A quick look at what he wrote reveals what seems to be devastating errors--his chronology is all wrong--he doesn't know if he is using the western or the Japanese calendar dates. And this is not just ...
  Topic: Osaka-zu byobu...
Bethetsu

Replies: 3
Views: 2490

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:28 am   Subject: Osaka-zu byobu...
I have never seen such detailed details of a screen.
  Topic: The Onin War -- Yamana as traitors?
Bethetsu

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: The Onin War -- Yamana as traitors?
I've been trying to wrap my head around the Onin War lately. So I understand it started with a succession crisis, with Hosokawa Katsumoto supporting Ashikaga Yoshimi as successor to Ashikaga Yoshimasa ...
  Topic: Reading Taketori Monogatari
Bethetsu

Replies: 53
Views: 17729

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:26 pm   Subject: Reading Taketori Monogatari
Mine is not too different from yours.

たてる人共はさうそくのきよらなること物にもにす
The people standing there, the elegance of their raiment of was unlike anything (known). ...
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Bethetsu

Replies: 26
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:27 pm   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Try this
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/520x430q90/661/kjtwGI.jpg
This is the scene in front of Hidetada's headquarters, at the upper right-hand corner of the right screen from the Winter Campaign ...
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Bethetsu

Replies: 26
Views: 12203

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:07 am   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Bethetsu, what's the name/isbn of that book? I collect books on the siege and it sounds like something I'd want (if I don't already have it or it's oop and outrageously expensive).戦国合戦絵屏 ...
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