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  Topic: Tinbe Rochin
Kuseru Satsujin

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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:46 am   Subject: Tinbe Rochin
I've also seen it both ways, again with a slight majority in favor of the tinbe=shield/rochin=spear usage. While generally referring more to this as "tinbe/thinbei" in general (without speci ...
  Topic: Heard of this book?
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:54 am   Subject: Heard of this book?
This isn't literature--it seems to be more about martial arts, so this is where the thread is being moved.

I'm skepical of Serge Mol. Please read this rather A while back, I found the weapons boo ...
  Topic: Blunt weapons
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 28
Views: 32317

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:16 am   Subject: Blunt weapons
Can you explain what a yoroidoshi is?From what I understand, the Yoroidoshi (also known as metazashi, yagen doshi, and yoroi-toshi) is a tanto-shaped weapon with a blunt blade, but with the tip of the ...
  Topic: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 26
Views: 21270

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:28 am   Subject: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Despite my research, I've never really gotten a handle on how the differences between foreign materials and local Japanese materials actually plays out. What I do know however, is that it's not the st ...
  Topic: Taiho-Jutsu
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 13
Views: 16137

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:00 am   Subject: Taiho-Jutsu
As an update, Don Cunningham has come out with a new book, Samurai Weapons, however the title is misleading as he states in the prologue that the book is simply an updated version of Secret Weapons of ...
  Topic: Speed Racer remake
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:24 pm   Subject: Speed Racer remake
Yeah, I think I'd rather see a movie revolving around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAkM89bd1l0
  Topic: Bishamonten, Tatamonten
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 11
Views: 9838

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:47 pm   Subject: Bishamonten, Tatamonten
Does anyone know if the directional influences of the shitenno are Indian or Chinese in origin? In other words, is this configuration a product of the foreign Buddhist religion merging with the Han s ...
  Topic: Peasant Building's
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:01 am   Subject: Peasant Building's
I can't recommend enough picking up a copy of What is Japanese Architecture: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture by Nishi, Kazuo and Hozumi, Kazuo.

You wouldn't happen to have an ISBN for ...
  Topic: Bishamonten, Tatamonten
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 11
Views: 9838

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:45 pm   Subject: Bishamonten, Tatamonten
Bishamon (also known as Bishamonten, Tamonten) is the Japanese name for Vaishravana/Vessavana, the Buddhist chief of the Four Heavenly Kings (Devaraja, Shitenno in Japanese). (He is also occasionall ...
  Topic: Peasant Building's
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 6
Views: 3388

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:39 pm   Subject: Peasant Building's
I can't recommend enough picking up a copy of What is Japanese Architecture: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture by Nishi, Kazuo and Hozumi, Kazuo.
  Topic: Tessho (?)
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:56 am   Subject: Tessho (?)
Well, I suppose that depends on which weapon you're talking about:
Tessho
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8034/tesshoaf9.jpg

Shuko
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3641/shukotype5ps7.gif
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  Topic: can some one Translate the Song at the credits of Inuyasha
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 3
Views: 3074

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:47 pm   Subject: can some one Translate the Song at the credits of Inuyasha
Which one? There's only 20 or so to pick from. Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Japan's invasion of Korea and China?
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 13
Views: 6998

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:59 pm   Subject: Japan's invasion of Korea and China?
Imjin war
http://forums.samurai-archives.com/viewtopic.php?t=2162

but is it true that the Koreans and Aztecs got in a war way back when?
Where did you get the story?

Believe it or not, there a ...
  Topic: Taiho-Jutsu
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 13
Views: 16137

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:33 pm   Subject: Taiho-Jutsu
While I don't have Taiho-Jutsu itself, I do have Cunningham's Secret Weapons of Jujutsu and wasn't overly impressed with it (of course, since I picked up the awesome Serge Mol work Classical Weaponry ...
  Topic: Seven Samurai Remake script review
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 60
Views: 26702

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:31 pm   Subject: Seven Samurai Remake script review
Just lately, Stephen Hunter released a novel, called THE 47TH SAMURAI. I saw it in the bookstore, telling myself, "Wow! a 47 Ronin novel written by Stephen Hunter!" Stephen Hunter has writte ...
  Topic: bugei jûhappan, the eighteen martial arts
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:28 am   Subject: bugei jûhappan, the eighteen martial arts
Lucky you, I haven't wrote the chinese equivalent of this list... not yet ! Wink

What, you mean the Shi Ba Ban Wu Qi Spring & Autumn Period and Warring States Period (772-222 B.C.):
Spear ( ...
  Topic: Maps
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 0
Views: 1565

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:38 am   Subject: Maps
I was looking up something else when I came across this nice set of historical maps. http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~chgis/japan/

Enjoy.
  Topic: Ryûkyû kobujutsu weapons
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 3
Views: 6812

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:39 am   Subject: Ryûkyû kobujutsu weapons
Actually, the image you posted to the right of the sai are nunti-sai, not manji-sai. Nunti-sai differ in that they don't have a true handle or pommel knob, instead they have a rear "blade." ...
  Topic: Village and Town layouts
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 7
Views: 4537

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:03 am   Subject: Village and Town layouts
I use http://watchizu.gsi.go.jp/index.aspx The scale goes down far enough that you get buildings, so any "country" area will likely have a small village somewhere on it.
  Topic: Questions about Samurai culture.
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 15
Views: 7697

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:46 pm   Subject: Questions about Samurai culture.
6) How did samurai normally treat their wounds? Did they cauterize?Judging by what I've come across, there were a variety of methods, from bandages and poultices, to more 'exotic' remedies for wounds.
  Topic: Scan tests
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 6
Views: 4495

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:01 am   Subject: Scan tests
What resolution did you scan the image at?
  Topic: Kanabô vs. tetsubô
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 18
Views: 17288

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:21 am   Subject: Kanabô vs. tetsubô
From what I've seen, kanabô is more commonly used for shorter, wider, more one-handed club-like weapons, while tetsubô is commonly used for longer, thinner, two-handed pole-like weapons, with kansai ...
  Topic: My Sammyrai
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 19
Views: 9009

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:51 pm   Subject: My Sammyrai
Puke
  Topic: Shubojutsu
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 9
Views: 6680

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:50 am   Subject: Shubojutsu
Well, the name sounded vaguely familiar, so I did some research.

種牡馬【しゅぼば】(Shuboba)
(n) stallion (e.g., in horse breeding)

朱墨【しゅぼく】(Shuboku)
(n) red-i ...
  Topic: Why is the Sengoku so popular while being so misunderood??
Kuseru Satsujin

Replies: 35
Views: 17552

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:54 am   Subject: Why is the Sengoku so popular while being so misunderood??
I dunno, given things like Samurai X/Kenshin and The Last Samurai, I would have said the late Tokugawa/early Meiji period was more misunderstood and hyped lately.
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