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  Topic: Everyone here should see this film
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 33
Views: 15730

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:03 pm   Subject: Everyone here should see this film
I will. I've heard of it, just never seen it. I have netflix so I'll see if they have it, if they do I'll add it to my list of DVD's to send.
  Topic: Everyone here should see this film
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 33
Views: 15730

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:47 pm   Subject: Everyone here should see this film
I've watched things in black and white and it's just all the samurai movies I've seen up to now have been in color.
  Topic: Everyone here should see this film
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 33
Views: 15730

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:26 am   Subject: Everyone here should see this film
Well, this seems like it would be a pretty good film. I see it's in black and white which I don't usually watch but Takuan you wrote a pretty good review so I might watch it when it comes out in the U ...
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:55 pm   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
Obenjo, your words have really opened my eyes and I admit I know practically next to nothing when it comes to samurai swords. I know very little except from what i've read on this site or seen on TV. ...
  Topic: Which one?
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 83
Views: 32407

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:15 am   Subject: Which one?
Hey everyone, not to put the conversation off topic but I recently found a website that sells samurai movies and it's got a whole bunch of titles and I was wondering if anyone uses it and if so, what ...
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:07 am   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
That is true John but the site I've mentioned also sells Iaito swords which many would like because they are blunted and there are classes for iaito which I would like to join if there was one near me ...
  Topic: Western armor worn by Ieyasu at Sekigahara
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 49
Views: 43626

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:33 pm   Subject: Western armor worn by Ieyasu at Sekigahara
A mixture of east and west? Not really sure I'm into it I mean if I was living in that era I would just wear the kimono and other things they wore.
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:48 pm   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
I guess some people would like to assemble their own sword so they can say they did. I don't think I would order one from the website since they are only like $120 or something and if you break a piec ...
  Topic: Western armor worn by Ieyasu at Sekigahara
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 49
Views: 43626

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:18 am   Subject: Western armor worn by Ieyasu at Sekigahara
Ok I never knew any of that! I learn more and more about the samurai every time I come here. I am learning so much from this site about the real samurai and not what is on TV and in movies since they ...
  Topic: Book Review: Constantine Vaporis' Tour of Duty
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 59
Views: 39568

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:09 am   Subject: Book Review: Constantine Vaporis' Tour of Duty
Now this is a book I want. Thanks for the great review since I've always been curious about the samurai going to Edo then returning to their homes. It seems this book would also answer a lot of my que ...
  Topic: Western armor worn by Ieyasu at Sekigahara
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 49
Views: 43626

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:10 pm   Subject: Western armor worn by Ieyasu at Sekigahara
This is very interesting as I had never heard of Japanese samurai wearing western armor. This is interesting as I thought the samurai would be against wearing western armor like that.
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:44 am   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
I learned that myself. I bought a samurai sword set and the tsuba is solid wood with no pegs in it, the tang rattles around inside the tsuba when I clean it and the end cap fell off and I saw a bolt o ...
  Topic: Photos of Samurai Armor
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 15
Views: 13053

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:04 pm   Subject: Photos of Samurai Armor
Ralph, I agree, you do have a nice den. Those are some nice roman pieces you have.
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:39 pm   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
The site I found these swords at is Japanese swords 4 samurai. I expected to find all swords around the $99-150 range which are the prices you find for a samurai sword but Some of the names are pretty ...
  Topic: Has anyone seen..
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 12
Views: 6247

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:55 pm   Subject: Has anyone seen..
The only Zatoichi movie I've seen is one where a brother and sister are trying to get revenge and the brother looks like a woman and in the end everyone is dancing to a song and the blind guy is walki ...
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:21 pm   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
Well most samurai swords should be able to be put together and taken apart for cleaning and maintenance. I would buy one if just to have one as a conversation piece.
  Topic: Samurai sword Kits
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 29
Views: 23181

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:13 am   Subject: Samurai sword Kits
Hey guys, I know most on this site collect only the hand forged swords but have any run across the sword kits you put together yourself? I came across a site selling some and wanted to know what you t ...
  Topic: Which one?
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 83
Views: 32407

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:54 am   Subject: Which one?
Ok I gotta admit Shogun's Ninja was a movie to laugh at. I hate it and I don't watch it unless I'm in the mood for a good laugh. The other three in the shogun's collection aren't too bad. A little ove ...
  Topic: Photos of Samurai Armor
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 15
Views: 13053

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:45 am   Subject: Photos of Samurai Armor
WOW! Those are just the coolest ever. I saw samurai armor on display at the Morikami gardens small museum but these are in Japan. I really gotta go to Japan sometime.
  Topic: Shinchoko-ki link?
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 7
Views: 4262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:37 am   Subject: Shinchoko-ki link?
Wow. Ok that seems pretty cool since Oda Nobunaga is one of the most famous samurai.
  Topic: Which one?
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 83
Views: 32407

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:11 pm   Subject: Which one?
They aren't that bad. Sonny Chiba is ok and since they are the only movies I have that have samurai in them I like them.
  Topic: Shinchoko-ki link?
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 7
Views: 4262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:06 pm   Subject: Shinchoko-ki link?
What is it? I can't read Japanese.
  Topic: Which one?
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 83
Views: 32407

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:15 am   Subject: Which one?
Hmm I've just had three wisdom teeth removed and I can't talk much so I've been on the couch watching movies myself and I've watched all four of the Shogun Collection movies a few times each and then ...
  Topic: The meaning of "koku"
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 16
Views: 15671

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:39 pm   Subject: The meaning of "koku"
Wow this is pretty interesting since I am re-reading Shogun and it has a few references to Koku so this is pretty educational for me.
  Topic: Nobunaga's Armor
Hiro Katsumoto

Replies: 23
Views: 26452

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:15 pm   Subject: Nobunaga's Armor
Um I know I'll get flamed for this but there are a lot of sites where you can buy working reproduction of Nobunaga's armor and helmet. I know it isn't the real thing but still, it's his armor in a way ...
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