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  Topic: 47 Ronin trailer
HarryJJ

Replies: 48
Views: 26594

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:25 am   Subject: 47 Ronin trailer
Here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for: http://screenrant.com/47-ronin-movie-2013-trailer-keanu-reeves/

In all honestly, I think it could be a lot of fun to watch especially if you ...
  Topic: In Our Time: Japan's Sakoku Period
HarryJJ

Replies: 2
Views: 3397

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:05 am   Subject: In Our Time: Japan's Sakoku Period
I have just been informed via Japan400's Facebook page that BBC radio 4's 'In Our Time' broadcasted an episode on the Sakoku Period a few months ago. I am not sure if this is in conjunction with this ...
  Topic: Emperor
HarryJJ

Replies: 4
Views: 3795

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:09 pm   Subject: Emperor
Ah these are fantastic! Is Tommy Lee Jones a well-known face in Japan?

Well known enough that there is a 30+ episode series of coffee commercials centered on him...

30+! I thought the video shik ...
  Topic: Emperor
HarryJJ

Replies: 4
Views: 3795

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:48 pm   Subject: Emperor
Ah these are fantastic! Is Tommy Lee Jones a well-known face in Japan?
  Topic: Samurai in Italy in 1585
HarryJJ

Replies: 3
Views: 4758

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:36 am   Subject: Samurai in Italy in 1585
The lecture.
  Topic: Emperor
HarryJJ

Replies: 4
Views: 3795

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:59 pm   Subject: Emperor
Peter Webber has made an adaptation of the novel His Majesty's Salvation by Shiro Okamoto.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Htr2B1EBj4
  Topic: Samurai in Italy in 1585
HarryJJ

Replies: 3
Views: 4758

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:06 pm   Subject: Samurai in Italy in 1585
Ilaria Andreoli presented a lecture in June last year on the Tensho Embassy, tilted “Italy 1585: Four Samurai and their Gifts”. Has anyone heard of it? The link to the article below provides a vid ...
  Topic: A beginner's dilemma
HarryJJ

Replies: 19
Views: 9774

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:07 am   Subject: A beginner's dilemma
Second, the trend in academia is to microspecialize. What you'll find more of today is collections of essays, like the Friday-edited newish book that covers premodern Japan, but rather than being one ...
  Topic: Pre-Edo concept of honor?
HarryJJ

Replies: 12
Views: 6771

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:57 am   Subject: Pre-Edo concept of honor?
Literary war tales such as the Heike monogatari put a lot of emphasise on warrior ethics, to what degree it influenced and governed samurai on the battlefield and off it, I can't comment as I have onl ...
  Topic: Now Japan is remaking Hollywood ...and it could be good .
HarryJJ

Replies: 15
Views: 6782

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:02 pm   Subject: Now Japan is remaking Hollywood ...and it could be good .
The title is A Thing That Can't Be Forgiven or at least I think that is what Yurusarezaru Mono translates as..? I'm pretty sure that was Akira Emoto and Koichi Sato in the trailer as well.
  Topic: Now Japan is remaking Hollywood ...and it could be good .
HarryJJ

Replies: 15
Views: 6782

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:45 pm   Subject: Now Japan is remaking Hollywood ...and it could be good .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8I0n5wQWko&feature=player_embedded
  Topic: Shinsen5 (2013)
HarryJJ

Replies: 9
Views: 7266

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:37 pm   Subject: Shinsen5 (2013)
O dear.
  Topic: Kenmu Restoration
HarryJJ

Replies: 4
Views: 4167

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:47 am   Subject: Kenmu Restoration
You're missing the most important one-the Taiheiki, which has been translated into English (well, at least the early part) by Helen McCullough.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

Inciden ...
  Topic: Kenmu Restoration
HarryJJ

Replies: 4
Views: 4167

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:04 am   Subject: Kenmu Restoration
Hey guys,

So I'm back after a short break and with a new focus, the Kenmu Restoration!

However I'm struggling to find any comprehensive and in-depth works related to the events and period surro ...
  Topic: Thomas Blake Glover
HarryJJ

Replies: 9
Views: 8239

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:45 am   Subject: Thomas Blake Glover
There's been a new or fairly new documentary about the life of Thomas Blake Glover and his relations with the Mōri, Nabeshima, Shimazu and Yamauchi clans.

For those who have no access to BBC I pla ...
  Topic: Spanish/European Fencing in Japan?
HarryJJ

Replies: 2
Views: 4623

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:08 am   Subject: Spanish/European Fencing in Japan?
I'm a practitioner of Vincentio Saviolo's style of swordsmanship in his treaty 'His Practice in Two Bookes'. He was a Italian mercenary who found his way to England in the late 1580's.

This is Chri ...
  Topic: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
HarryJJ

Replies: 21
Views: 15460

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:13 pm   Subject: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
It's not "personal". Iemitsu didn't personally write the Buke Shohatto any more than Barack Obama wrote the 2010 National Security Strategy. That's what governments have people for. By sayin ...
  Topic: Onmyōdō
HarryJJ

Replies: 3
Views: 4063

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:14 am   Subject: Onmyōdō
Sorry I was under the impression that Onmyōdō was a cult practice a sort of ritual magic.

Either way you answered my second question fine, I was just wondering how many strange or obscene beliefs ...
  Topic: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
HarryJJ

Replies: 21
Views: 15460

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:49 am   Subject: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
I then came to the conclusion (thanks to the help of others) that the way the first law was written or 'reinforced' was simply the personal touch of the personalities in charge of these edicts and th ...
  Topic: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
HarryJJ

Replies: 21
Views: 15460

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:26 pm   Subject: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
I don't think the emphasis on Confucian values is ony because of the personal flare of those two shoguns (and I don't think that Domer is saying that either). It is something seen throughout history. ...
  Topic: Onmyōdō
HarryJJ

Replies: 3
Views: 4063

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:01 am   Subject: Onmyōdō
I'm struggling to find any substantial information on Onmyōdō in English other than that presented on Wiki. Is there anything out there that I might be able to get my hands on?

I was also wonderi ...
  Topic: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
HarryJJ

Replies: 21
Views: 15460

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:06 pm   Subject: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
I completely understand now thank you for the explanation. So would it be safe to say that the only reason that these particular traits are emphasised on in these edicts is due to the personal flare o ...
  Topic: What was the metaphysical mindset of the Edo jidai?
HarryJJ

Replies: 12
Views: 9304

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:52 pm   Subject: What was the metaphysical mindset of the Edo jidai?
Thank you for the input Graculus.

A quick glance through your blog and the mention of your book leads me to believe you have more than a passing interest in this subject so I will have to read your ...
  Topic: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
HarryJJ

Replies: 21
Views: 15460

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:16 am   Subject: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
I pretty much get what your saying ltdomer98 but could you maybe spell it out for me in a simpler form that my small brain will recognise better.

Apologises!
  Topic: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
HarryJJ

Replies: 21
Views: 15460

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:24 pm   Subject: The Shoshi Hatto of 1636/1663 and the Buke Shohatto of 1683
Both-obviously, much of this was military action during the Sekigahara campaign but the Date continued to ride herd on northern daimyo (not only to improve their status and position but also to demons ...
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