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  Topic: Nonfiction modern day bushido books
CheesePlant

Replies: 3
Views: 7017

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:13 am   Subject: Nonfiction modern day bushido books
That topic is an interesting read, so much I didn't know and was led to believe.

I've got Ghost Dog, its a great film.
  Topic: Nonfiction modern day bushido books
CheesePlant

Replies: 3
Views: 7017

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:47 pm   Subject: Nonfiction modern day bushido books
Can anyone recommend a good modern day nonfictional bushido book. I want to see if it's still possible to follow the way of the samurai but in this modern age.

Thanks.
  Topic: Any famous Ninjas?
CheesePlant

Replies: 14
Views: 9502

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:27 am   Subject: Any famous Ninjas?
I thought ninjas were still just a theory. Was he actually discovered as a ninja?
  Topic: traditional japanese crafts
CheesePlant

Replies: 11
Views: 10043

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:44 am   Subject: traditional japanese crafts
The site looks great (mainly the helmets) but its a shame I can't buy in Pounds. I have no idea what the GBP and YEN conversion rate is.

I just noticed if you click shopping cart you can open a cur ...
  Topic: Osprey Publishing Petition
CheesePlant

Replies: 6
Views: 6244

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:33 am   Subject: Osprey Publishing Petition
I am reading one of there books now called "The Samurai" which is right in front of me.
  Topic: Village and Town layouts
CheesePlant

Replies: 7
Views: 5673

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:21 am   Subject: Village and Town layouts
Hi CP, just out of interest what game/mod etc are you making?

I've found some maps on [url=http://www.antique-atlas.co.uk/east%20indies.html]antique-atlas.co.uk there could be something there.
  Topic: Sengoku Castles
CheesePlant

Replies: 16
Views: 9242

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:33 am   Subject: Sengoku Castles
I am not exactly sure what Sengoku means?

However the best castle map list I have found is [url=http://www.jcastle.info/cgi-bin/Topmap2.pl]here.
  Topic: Sengoku Castles
CheesePlant

Replies: 16
Views: 9242

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:44 am   Subject: Sengoku Castles
I thought clicking on the maps would actually load a aerial image instead I get this:

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該当する場 ...
  Topic: Sengoku Castles
CheesePlant

Replies: 16
Views: 9242

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:47 pm   Subject: Sengoku Castles
I don't understand what this is. Unfortunately I can not speak Japanese and it seems the pages I tried to open so far have errors?
  Topic: Ranks
CheesePlant

Replies: 41
Views: 21066

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:05 am   Subject: Ranks
Ah political positions.


What is the difference between a Shogun and Daimyo? The Wiki tells me about Shoguns but not Wiki's.

Am I right in thinking a Shogun is like a Prime minister/President a ...
  Topic: Ranks
CheesePlant

Replies: 41
Views: 21066

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:59 am   Subject: Ranks
As in the name of the physical buildings?
  Topic: Ranks
CheesePlant

Replies: 41
Views: 21066

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:46 am   Subject: Ranks
Woah Akaguma thats great I promise to read it in greater detail when I get more time. Its been awhile since I have looked at this thread.

I found these also:

Organization of Daimyo Honorary Rank ...
  Topic: Quick N Easy Forum URL
CheesePlant

Replies: 1
Views: 7260

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:14 am   Subject: Quick N Easy Forum URL
It does exactly as it says on the tin.

This is going to help me alot when I struggle to spell archives lol
  Topic: Formations
CheesePlant

Replies: 0
Views: 1795

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:11 am   Subject: Formations
Could anyone tell me some sources online for me to research battle formations?
  Topic: Ranks
CheesePlant

Replies: 41
Views: 21066

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:38 am   Subject: Ranks
Am I right in thinking their are only two high ranks?
1. Shogun
2. Daimyo
3. Then everyone else?
  Topic: Recommended movies
CheesePlant

Replies: 36
Views: 22402

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:36 pm   Subject: Recommended movies
What do you like or dislike? Color vs black and white? Lots of action vs more drama? "Real" vs magic?

To be honest im not fussed, but I want it to have a good story and not bad acting. ...
  Topic: Castle construction
CheesePlant

Replies: 32
Views: 24273

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:59 am   Subject: Castle construction
Wow I want to build that paper castle! However I do not want to learn Japanese first.

I downloaded that paper castle and it has PDO files, how do you open them?

Ranger what book is that from? I ...
  Topic: Recommended movies
CheesePlant

Replies: 36
Views: 22402

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:47 am   Subject: Recommended movies
I hope this sort of thread hasn't been done to death but as my interest in Samurai and culture of ancient Japan expands I am wondering what films old and new you guys could recommend to me?

It appe ...
  Topic: Ranks
CheesePlant

Replies: 41
Views: 21066

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:28 am   Subject: Ranks
Wonderful reply thanks very much Evalerio that was very useful. I've looked at some battle formations in a book I bought today, it makes it clear how the army was formated.
  Topic: Ranks
CheesePlant

Replies: 41
Views: 21066

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:10 am   Subject: Ranks
Hello,

I know the Shogun was the highest rank, but what was the ranking order and did they wear different armour?
  Topic: Architecture
CheesePlant

Replies: 3
Views: 4424

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:03 am   Subject: Re: Architecture
Hello,

I am trying to find as many sources as possible showing ancient architecture and floor plans etc for temples. Does anyone here know any useful links?

I have the floor plans of the oldest ...
  Topic: Architecture
CheesePlant

Replies: 3
Views: 4424

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:05 pm   Subject: Architecture
Hello,

I am trying to find as many sources as possible showing ancient architecture and floor plans etc for temples. Does anyone here know any useful links?
  Topic: Pit Villages
CheesePlant

Replies: 7
Views: 7458

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:03 pm   Subject: Pit Villages
Excellent photos, I wish I could go there.
  Topic: Biographies
CheesePlant

Replies: 0
Views: 2343

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:56 am   Subject: Biographies
I recently purchased a DVD box set of "The Real Godfathers".

I have been trying to find a box set or dvds about Samurai Biographies, or how they lived in general. Does anyone know any dvd ...
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