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  Topic: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
JLBadgley

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:34 pm   Subject: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
So, not Sengoku specific, but soon after: "Ryori Monogatari" was published with an entire chapter (if extremely short) on "tea". It includes recipes for:
Nara-cha: It uses a ...
  Topic: Hideyoshi, Nobunaga letters found in Kobe
JLBadgley

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Views: 3057

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:48 pm   Subject: Hideyoshi, Nobunaga letters found in Kobe
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201412090039

A woman in Kobe had letters from Nobunaga and Hideyoshi that had been sent to the Kuki family. She donated them to Kobe Unive ...
  Topic: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
JLBadgley

Replies: 10
Views: 7470

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:25 am   Subject: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
Everything I've seen in period dramas shows a hair mustache attached with some sort of glue, but that's hardly a source I'd cite. Seems reasonable enough, though. 1996's "Hideyoshi" shows hi ...
  Topic: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
JLBadgley

Replies: 7
Views: 6380

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:49 pm   Subject: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
Completely missed this, earlier. I'm going to have to check this out.

I'm not surprised they called it "Kyoto", but I wonder if they thought of that as the "name"?

Example: ...
  Topic: Is there... such a thing as male concubines?
JLBadgley

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:53 pm   Subject: Is there... such a thing as male concubines?
I think there needs to be some more information than just that. What were you investigating and what was the article supposed to be about?

-Josh
  Topic: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
JLBadgley

Replies: 10
Views: 7470

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:16 am   Subject: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
The kuge fashion of painted eyebrows were always painted; I know of no human who could naturally grow that look of perpetual surprise.

If it was expected of warriors to grow a mustache or beard, I ...
  Topic: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
JLBadgley

Replies: 10
Views: 7470

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:02 am   Subject: Did Hideyoshi have a fake mustache?
So, I saw this on a pop-culture site, and did a search and have since seen it elsewhere, but does anyone know if it is confirmed that Hideyoshi had fake facial hair so that he could be seen as "m ...
  Topic: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
JLBadgley

Replies: 5
Views: 8021

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:12 pm   Subject: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
Pictures...

The front of the Sekisho. Travelers would pass in front of these buildings, where the officials kept watch:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15070328454_f763d561f7.jpghttps://far ...
  Topic: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
JLBadgley

Replies: 5
Views: 8021

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:46 pm   Subject: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
I recently had the chance to visit the Sekisho in Araimachi, one of the few (only?) barrier stations to have survived from the Edo period, and it looks like they are trying to expand by rebuilding par ...
  Topic: Hairtsyles of the Heian men
JLBadgley

Replies: 2
Views: 3552

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:15 pm   Subject: Hairtsyles of the Heian men
The kanmuri basically requires a queue of some sort to work properly (it goes up into the sleeve and then a pin holds the hat onto the wearer's head). The tate-eboshi is likewise often shown hanging ...
  Topic: The Evil Book Redeemed: Alexander Bennett's Hagakure
JLBadgley

Replies: 6
Views: 4699

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:22 pm   Subject: The Evil Book Redeemed: Alexander Bennett's Hagakure
Very good review. I'll have to give this one a chance. I believe we have another of Alexander Bennett's translations (a book on atarashii naginata), and I have heard good about him from folks in the ...
  Topic: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
JLBadgley

Replies: 17
Views: 10216

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:17 pm   Subject: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
When I've looked at menus, they seem to generally correspond with a ratio of soup to side dishes of about 1:3, give or take. That may have been an addition to culture from Rikkyu or he may have been ...
  Topic: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
JLBadgley

Replies: 17
Views: 10216

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:20 pm   Subject: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
Nah... Nobunaga never quite got them to come out as he wanted. Close, but never quite close enough.
  Topic: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
JLBadgley

Replies: 17
Views: 10216

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:15 pm   Subject: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
If you are looking for info on Japanese food culture, you may want to look at Naomichi Ishige's The History and Culture of Japanese Food. Another option is Eric Rath's Food and Fantasy in Early Moder ...
  Topic: Honorifics and names in the ancient times
JLBadgley

Replies: 1
Views: 2673

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 3:08 pm   Subject: Honorifics and names in the ancient times
My understanding is that "-san" effectively comes from a corruption of "-sama"--over time the "ma" was just shortened to a simple, nasalized "n".

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  Topic: 四条流包丁道 (Shijo School of the Way of the Kitchen
JLBadgley

Replies: 0
Views: 3146

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:41 pm   Subject: 四条流包丁道 (Shijo School of the Way of the Kitchen
Warning: These videos show a whole fish being made (very ceremonially and with great pomp) into many parts. While there is very little blood, I figured I would put a trigger warning up for anyone wh ...
  Topic: Reading Taketori Monogatari
JLBadgley

Replies: 53
Views: 28450

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:03 am   Subject: Reading Taketori Monogatari

I believe the text is saying that he was called the "Bamboo Cutter"; since it is common to call people, even nowadays, by their profession, this makes sense to me.

I guess for me it was ...
  Topic: Reading Taketori Monogatari
JLBadgley

Replies: 53
Views: 28450

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:27 pm   Subject: Reading Taketori Monogatari
Thanks for kicking off something. I was wondering about it as well, but then got caught with no downtime for the last couple weeks.

I attempted my own translation--and the flow is horrible compare ...
  Topic: Byodoin Restored
JLBadgley

Replies: 2
Views: 2896

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:49 am   Subject: Byodoin Restored
http://i1.wp.com/japandailypress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Screenshot-2014-04-04-20.12.36.pnghttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/86/277269818_01efa1c976_o.jpg

Can't wait to get back there to see it ...
  Topic: Sekigahara Battlefield
JLBadgley

Replies: 6
Views: 5845

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:50 pm   Subject: Sekigahara Battlefield
BTW, are you trying to time the visit around the anniversary? I seem to recall that Oct 20 is the anniversary.
  Topic: Pre-WWII Japanese, to include premodern
JLBadgley

Replies: 24
Views: 15641

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:57 pm   Subject: Pre-WWII Japanese, to include premodern
Mind if I join? I've had copies on the shelf for a while, and I should really get into it. It would be much easier if there were others to study with.

-Josh
  Topic: Sekigahara Battlefield
JLBadgley

Replies: 6
Views: 5845

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:56 pm   Subject: Sekigahara Battlefield
The battlefield is now a town, but you can walk around to most of the sites, and the museum isn't bad. I particularly found the hill where Ishida Mitsunari was standing to be moving, because you can ...
  Topic: food
JLBadgley

Replies: 6
Views: 3931

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:51 pm   Subject: food
Check for "Ryori Monogatari" (「料理物語」), a manuscript from 1643 (I have a personal translation that I really need to publish some day--if anyone has suggestions, I really could use ...
  Topic: Introduction of Wet-Rice Agriculture
JLBadgley

Replies: 4
Views: 3686

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:29 pm   Subject: Introduction of Wet-Rice Agriculture
Regardless of where rice cultivation came from (and are they talking wet or dry rice cultivation?), that would seem to have little bearing on where the bronze manufacturers of the Yayoi period, who ap ...
  Topic: How was information about posts circulated?
JLBadgley

Replies: 3
Views: 3878

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:56 pm   Subject: How was information about posts circulated?
I suspect that we underestimate the ability of people to communicate changes prior to modern communication devices. Surely you can find evidence of people sending notice to someone with the wrong tit ...
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