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  Topic: New Reprint of Hawley's Imjin War
Shisendo

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:12 pm   Subject: New Reprint of Hawley's Imjin War
Thanks for the tip. I've been waiting to get my hands on this book at a reasonable price for a long time.
  Topic: Finally Silence .
Shisendo

Replies: 2
Views: 2575

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:50 am   Subject: Finally Silence .
This is interesting news. I recently read Silence and was frustrated by the almost complete lack of descriptive writing. The movie is bound to provide a visual context and period feel that the novel l ...
  Topic: Terminology
Shisendo

Replies: 6
Views: 5047

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:15 am   Subject: Terminology
Glad I was able to be of some help. These apparently small creative decisions can sometimes cause the most time-consuming decision making. I literally reformatted the entire text of TSP 3 times (once ...
  Topic: Terminology
Shisendo

Replies: 6
Views: 5047

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:37 am   Subject: Terminology
Interesting timing seeing your question since I'm in the process of drafting a blog post on the topic. Not sure if it will see the light of day or not, so I'll weigh in here.

Generally speaking, I ...
  Topic: From the The AAS-ICAS Joint Conference
Shisendo

Replies: 62
Views: 39932

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:59 pm   Subject: From the The AAS-ICAS Joint Conference


Nope. No word on him since what happened on April 1st.

Well done. I liked the Dr. T prank from last year better, but this one was well executed.
  Topic: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachment
Shisendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8506

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachm
This is ironic, given that Kyoto is the only city in Japan that still incorporates street names into mailing addresses.

Good catch. It makes sense given that Kyoto had adopted street names centuri ...
  Topic: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachment
Shisendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8506

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:43 am   Subject: Re: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachm
I recorded the entire thing, so once I sort through it, I'll make the audio available to the people here discussing it to hopefully add to the conversation.

Thanks. That'll be great. Sounds like y ...
  Topic: From the The AAS-ICAS Joint Conference
Shisendo

Replies: 62
Views: 39932

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:47 am   Subject: From the The AAS-ICAS Joint Conference
Wow, talk about the passion. I never expected I'd be reading about a denunciation and a fight breaking out in the first posts about the conference. A cult of Nobunaga doesn't really surprise me since ...
  Topic: Total War: Shogun 2
Shisendo

Replies: 37
Views: 27515

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:42 pm   Subject: Re: Total War: Shogun 2


Of course he is. You can't have a Western pop culture sammyrai project without involving Turnbull Laughing . Why, 'ol Steve has even

I did a double take when I first saw the magazine cover. I hon ...
  Topic: Total War: Shogun 2
Shisendo

Replies: 37
Views: 27515

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:17 am   Subject: Re: Total War: Shogun 2
Let's gauge what the interest is in this game with one of Obenjo's scientifically and clinically proven polls.

Thanks for setting it up. You read my mind.

BTW, is Turnbull listed as a consultant ...
  Topic: Reactions to Upcoming And Recent Samurai Board/Video Games
Shisendo

Replies: 16
Views: 17829

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:06 pm   Subject: Reactions to Upcoming And Recent Samurai Board/Video Games
Thanks for the detailed Shogun Total War 2 review. I was an avid player of the first game, but I doubt that I will commit the time to the second game, being at a different stage of my life and all tha ...
  Topic: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachment
Shisendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8506

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:59 pm   Subject: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachment
Does anyone recall if earlier in the book Berry defines what she means by "soft" and "hard" readings? I know she uses the terms earlier, but I'm not sure if she delimits the terms ...
  Topic: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachment
Shisendo

Replies: 12
Views: 8506

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:40 pm   Subject: Chapter 6: Neighbourhood: The Reconfiguration of Attachment
No less than that bane of Western tourists’ existence--the organization of city neighbourhoods by block (cho) instead of street names--can trace its development back to 1530s Kyoto, even if they wer ...
  Topic: Chapter 5 Work: The Structures of Daily Life
Shisendo

Replies: 4
Views: 3122

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:55 pm   Subject: Chapter 5 Work: The Structures of Daily Life
The lack of Kyotoites to engage in large amounts of exports was a bit surprising and I still am not certain why they failed to do so. They faced increasing competition and loss of revenue so it seems ...
  Topic: Chapter 5 Work: The Structures of Daily Life
Shisendo

Replies: 4
Views: 3122

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:46 pm   Subject: Chapter 5 Work: The Structures of Daily Life
Thanks for keeping up the conversation by the way, at least the stuff here on the forum are interesting and informative.

Even when a chapter doesn't inspire a lot of questions for discussion, hopef ...
  Topic: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
Shisendo

Replies: 11
Views: 6053

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:19 am   Subject: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
I was wondering if anyone was aware of extant expressions of schadenfreude in Kyoto after Oda visited the same type of destruction on Hiei-san.

The Nichiren-shuu Monjo Emaki records the following: ...
  Topic: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
Shisendo

Replies: 11
Views: 6053

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:59 pm   Subject: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
I know we have discussed elsewhere on the forum how Oda Nobunaga's contemporaries expressed their shock at the extent he went to during the attack on Enryakuji. Having read about Hiei's destruction of ...
  Topic: Chapter 5 Work: The Structures of Daily Life
Shisendo

Replies: 4
Views: 3122

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:49 pm   Subject: Chapter 5 Work: The Structures of Daily Life
Following a devastating attack on the Hokke by Enryakuji warrior monks in 1536, the surviving citizens of Kyoto abandoned their arms and returned to addressing the necessities of life through work. On ...
  Topic: Paradox Interactive's next game: Sengoku!
Shisendo

Replies: 22
Views: 20916

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:43 pm   Subject: Paradox Interactive's next game: Sengoku!
The graphics on the country map look cool. I'm glad the game starts in 1467. Maybe I will be able to try out all the strategies described in the Mary Berry book like burning half of Kyoto and staring ...
  Topic: Rice varieties cultivated during the Edo period
Shisendo

Replies: 19
Views: 11448

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:35 am   Subject: Rice varieties cultivated during the Edo period
I can't tell you anything about the types of rice cultivated during the Edo period, but if you direct your question to someone at the National Museum of Japanese History

http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/e ...
  Topic: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
Shisendo

Replies: 11
Views: 6053

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:40 pm   Subject: Chapter 4: Popular Insurrection
When word wars fail, the next recourse is violence. 1526-1532 saw the Omi Shogunate and Sakai Shogunate fight for control to no avail. By the end of this period most of the leaders of both factions we ...
  Topic: Chapter 3: Word Wars: The Refuge of the Past
Shisendo

Replies: 10
Views: 5000

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:36 pm   Subject: Chapter 3: Word Wars: The Refuge of the Past
I have to admit that Chapter 3 was a bit of a momentum killer for me. It seems it might have been like that for others too given the lack of comments it has invited over the past couple weeks. All I h ...
  Topic: Dancing Is Forbidden
Shisendo

Replies: 14
Views: 6609

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:21 pm   Subject: Dancing Is Forbidden
The discussion of The Politics of Dancing (with apologies to Re-Flex) aside, it is worth mentioning that Berry does an effective job of showing how besieged the citizens of Kyoto were. The century fol ...
  Topic: Dancing Is Forbidden
Shisendo

Replies: 14
Views: 6609

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:02 am   Subject: Dancing Is Forbidden
A courtier, Sanjonishi Sanetaka, copied these regulations into his diary and later the orders were placed on wooden placards and posted at intersections. Was it Sanetaka who wrote these regulations or ...
  Topic: Dancing Is Forbidden
Shisendo

Replies: 14
Views: 6609

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:34 am   Subject: Dancing Is Forbidden
While the thought of Kevin Bacon dancing is enough to have me calling for new laws, a simpler explanation occurred to me while shovelling the driveway (it's amazing how a little exercise can clear the ...
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