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  Topic: Looking for an academic book on Miyamoto Musashi.
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 2
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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:45 pm   Subject: Looking for an academic book on Miyamoto Musashi.
Thank you again as always for you advice!
  Topic: Looking for an academic book on Miyamoto Musashi.
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 2
Views: 1220

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:01 am   Subject: Looking for an academic book on Miyamoto Musashi.
I was wondering if anyone can recommend a serious scholarly book/article on Miyamoto Musashi that does not repeat many of the myths and falsehoods too often taken as fact?

If not, are there any wor ...
  Topic: New Reprint of Hawley's Imjin War
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 2
Views: 1792

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:10 pm   Subject: New Reprint of Hawley's Imjin War
Finally! I could not even get this darn book through inter library loan at my university. I have no idea why this book should be more difficult to get a hold of then a 1905 travelogue written by a Bri ...
  Topic: Help with researching influence of Yoshikawa's Musashi
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 2
Views: 2314

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:51 am   Subject: Help with researching influence of Yoshikawa's Musashi
Thank you so much for your reply! I absolutely appreciate what you were able to share.

It is amazing, I think, that in the wake of the Musashi novel's release in English in 1986 there remains so l ...
  Topic: Help with researching influence of Yoshikawa's Musashi
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 2
Views: 2314

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:39 pm   Subject: Help with researching influence of Yoshikawa's Musashi
I am currently looking for my research as part of my PhD in Japanese history writings in English or Japanese on Musashi in popular Japanese literary and cinema culture. Unfortunately I have run into a ...
  Topic: A distorted view of firearms in Edo period Japan?
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 4708

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:32 am   Subject: A distorted view of firearms in Edo period Japan?
Thank you for both of your replies. I was thinking along a similar track, but I was not as confident since I had never bothered to read Perrin's book. By the way, is Perrin actually a historian who fo ...
  Topic: A distorted view of firearms in Edo period Japan?
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 4708

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:25 am   Subject: A distorted view of firearms in Edo period Japan?
Just as a side, the author wrote that Portuguese merchants arrived in 1453 in Japan.... There are a lot of factual errors in this piece.

Additionally, the phrase "army of sword wielding samur ...
  Topic: A distorted view of firearms in Edo period Japan?
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 4708

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:18 am   Subject: A distorted view of firearms in Edo period Japan?
Today my cousin sent me an email about a new book called "Technology: A World History," by Daniel R. Headrick. In the blurb he sent me from a review, the author makes a series of statements ...
  Topic: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 11
Views: 5158

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:31 am   Subject: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
I read this book quite a long time ago, but seeing that everyone is speaking about one of the chapters which stuck out the most for me, I was interested in what everyone makes of the ability of the Ky ...
  Topic: Warfare in the mid 1300s
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 7
Views: 3966

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:08 pm   Subject: Warfare in the mid 1300s
Thank you everyone for your very informative replies!

I will try to pursue both your English and Japanese language book recommendations.


Based on what I gather from your answers, it would see ...
  Topic: Warfare in the mid 1300s
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 7
Views: 3966

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:39 pm   Subject: Warfare in the mid 1300s
I have been reading up on the period of southern norther courts in Japan and I was curious as to what warfare in this time period was like as opposed to the Sengoku Period. Due to the overwhelming dom ...
  Topic: Kyoto and Ryoma
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 10
Views: 7888

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:23 am   Subject: Kyoto and Ryoma
I'm currently an exchange student at Kyoto University but I pass by a number of Sakamoto Ryoma sites along my daily commute, one of them being the location of his famous murder. I read quite a bit of ...
  Topic: The time and setting of the Tsurezuregusa
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 3
Views: 2564

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:07 pm   Subject: The time and setting of the Tsurezuregusa
Thank you for your helpful replies! I think I will start off by looking at Sansom's book and I will be sure to take a look through my Varley book on my shelf.
  Topic: The time and setting of the Tsurezuregusa
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 3
Views: 2564

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:54 pm   Subject: The time and setting of the Tsurezuregusa
Hi everyone, I am writing a paper on the Essays in Idleness, or otherwise known as the Tsurezuregusa. As I am reading this, I have become interested in finding as much information about the time of th ...
  Topic: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 8527

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:32 pm   Subject: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
Thank you for both of your replies!

I will take your advice and be sure to keep an eye out for just how this pattern is used. I think I have a somewhat better idea than I did before. I am afraid th ...
  Topic: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 8527

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:32 am   Subject: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
You may very well be right, and I apologize if you are. In this other example sentence,

「利益を2割と見込む」, which means “To estimate the profit at 20%”, how come と is again us ...
  Topic: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 8527

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:52 am   Subject: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
Thank you for your help. Though I am afraid that possibly in this case the meaning is diffferent. For in this example the と is not marking any form of quotation as far as I beleive. But I could be w ...
  Topic: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 8527

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:06 pm   Subject: Infamous と:  A Grammar Question
常に私は日本語で書かれた文章を読むたびに、たまに「と」っていうparticleの色々な使い方が分かりません。たとえば、この例の文に:「それが本当 ...
  Topic: Imjin War
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 33
Views: 13035

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:33 am   Subject: Imjin War
Thank you very much for your helpful reply. I too am more interested in Japanese history too. I just bought Turnbull's Warriors of Medieval Japan and am enjoying it greatly. I think I'll go with Turnb ...
  Topic: Imjin War
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 33
Views: 13035

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:08 pm   Subject: Imjin War
I was wondering if members of this forum who are knowledgeable about Hideyoshi's Korean campaign can tell me which of the two main English language books on the Imjin War is the most accurate. The onl ...
  Topic: samurai 7
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 12
Views: 7976

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:42 pm   Subject: samurai 7
I seem to be the only one who was dissapointed by it. Perhaps it was because I was forced to watch what I feel was low quality dubbing actors. I started watching on IFC here in America,but I just coul ...
  Topic: "Japan's Longest Day" Looking for information on t
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 1
Views: 2122

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:30 pm   Subject: "Japan's Longest Day" Looking for information on t
Hey everyone, today I went to my local movie store to see what DVD's they had from Japan. I saw one movie which I guess I'd just not noticed, but when I looked at it I wsas surprised that I never had ...
  Topic: The fate of Edo Castle
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 8
Views: 5675

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:58 pm   Subject: The fate of Edo Castle
Thank you for the additional information!
  Topic: Modern Japanese authors
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 27
Views: 25170

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:24 pm   Subject: a good book
Has anyone ever heard of "Confessions Of A Yakuza" by Junichi Saga? Besides writing books, the uthor is also a professional doctor who runs a clinic. One day years ago an old sick man came ...
  Topic: The Samurai Banner of Furinkazan
FuRinKaZan

Replies: 6
Views: 9245

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:21 pm   Subject: The Samurai Banner of Furinkazan
I wish I had a bigger Japanese vocabulary so that I could read it in its original format. At this stage there are still too many kanji and words that I don't know yet. But hopefully a few more years ...
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