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  Topic: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 14
Views: 9533

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:53 pm   Subject: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
So sandal-bearers and pages also go out to battle, right? It's not like they just sit in the mansion/castle like house-servants?

Yep, they went where the daimyo went-battlefield, mansion, Honno-ji. ...
  Topic: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 14
Views: 9533

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:00 am   Subject: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
Well, for starters, a sandal bearer likely wouldn't have been part of that whole shudo thing that pages usually were. And pages would have very basic, simple duties-carrying a daimyo's sword or helmet ...
  Topic: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 14
Views: 9533

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:50 pm   Subject: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
Sandal bearer was not a menial position-you hear that Hideyoshi rose from being a 'mere sandal bearer' to greatness, but a sandal bearer was actually a very coveted position for a retainer. They basic ...
  Topic: Chiba Outpost Destroyed By Kaiju
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 0
Views: 1564

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:30 pm   Subject: Chiba Outpost Destroyed By Kaiju
Recently I was watching "GIII: Jyashin Irisu Kakusei" (Gamera 3: Revenge of Irys). During the movie's climatic battle between the two giant monsters in the area surrounding Toji and Kyoto St ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:53 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
There are some similar crests, the "Nine Lights" crests (bottom of page), as the Chiba crest, but the central circle is only slightly larger than the others.

Fixed that for you Wink ...
  Topic: New Nobunaga's Ambition Game. Rlly new.
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 4
Views: 2225

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:56 am   Subject: New Nobunaga's Ambition Game. Rlly new.
Yes, the ubiquitous 'play-and lose-for free' style of game. Unfortunately, marketing shows that it works. Just like holding back lots of content that used to be part of the game and later selling it a ...
  Topic: New Nobunaga's Ambition Game. Rlly new.
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 4
Views: 2225

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:20 am   Subject: New Nobunaga's Ambition Game. Rlly new.
[url=http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/201x/]Nobunaga no Yabou 201X for Iphone and Google Play. Pulse rifles in three ranks, no doubt. What's really troubling is the press release I received mentioned 'bukkak ...
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 78
Views: 42271

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:02 pm   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Depends on whether the podcast is done for the audience or the discussants.

In the context addressed (ie, whether the subject of 'samurai women' or 'court women' is more appropriate for the podcast ...
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 78
Views: 42271

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:39 pm   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
My take is that the only effective/legitimate way to do a podcast on any "more legend than truth" topics would be to talk about the legend while clearly stating it's a legend. For example... ...
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 78
Views: 42271

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:36 pm   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
We're not the "confirming your fanboy stereotypes" podcast...Not at all interested in pandering to people with grandiose fantasies fueled by pop culture.

Well, no kidding. Who suggested t ...
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 78
Views: 42271

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:26 pm   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
All the more reason to talk about Ameth's "court" lady.

Depends on whether the podcast is done for the audience or the discussants. Ideally, it's both-a well informed and engaged discussi ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:43 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
Nope, just Turnbull.
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 16
Views: 7299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:41 pm   Subject: Re: Help in confirmation or correction
...Wikipedia also identifies Masamori and Nobusada as one and the same.

Did Dr. Turnbull contradict himself?...

Turnbull's Samurai Sourcebook bios are almost completely lifted verbatim (and uncr ...
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 78
Views: 42271

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:10 pm   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
In my experience, when the average reader/listener asks for more info on 'samurai women' (forget the fact that 'samurai' is a male-specific word in Japan) what they really mean is 'warrior women' like ...
  Topic: Upcoming Edited Volume on Imjin War
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 3
Views: 2881

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:48 am   Subject: Upcoming Edited Volume on Imjin War
Finally got my copy of this today. It looks great, all that I was hoping for and more. It won't be of much use to anyone looking for detailed specific military operations (but hey, Hawley and Turnbull ...
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 26
Views: 12203

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:45 pm   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Were you describing the Japanese text or the uneven English caption?

Aside from the illustrations and a few pages of information, I hadn't known about, the two volumes are somewhat of a disappointm ...
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 19
Views: 9250

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:19 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
I didn't have time to read the whole article either (hopefully later) but it looks quite good from a skim. I did read the entire bit they did on Swope's book and it's excellent-it brought up the same ...
  Topic: Kozure Okami s.1 ep. 11-13 English subtitles :(
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 3
Views: 1985

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:38 pm   Subject: Kozure Okami s.1 ep. 11-13 English subtitles :(
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Wolf-Cub-TV-Vol/dp/B0019X3ZO0/]No grey needed.
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 19
Views: 9250

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:05 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
Well, SOMEBODY has to get blamed after the fact Wink


While it's been a LONG time since I've read any Imjin material (although I hope to rectify that when Routledge finally gets out their ne ...
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 19
Views: 9250

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:10 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
There were plans to reinforce Konishi, but he turned them down, stating in letters that it made no sense to send more soldiers he couldn't feed. What he really needed was supplies to bring his garriso ...
  Topic: Ancient Assssins Ninjer and 47 Ronin on 11/7
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 7
Views: 3357

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:36 pm   Subject: Ancient Assssins Ninjer and 47 Ronin on 11/7
Given that Goemon is about as real as Robin Hood, wasn't it Hideyoshi he tried to kill? The whole 'boliled to death in a pot'/Shinobi no Mono thing comes out of that.

But hey, Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, ...
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 41
Views: 20299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:13 am   Subject: New Sekigahara book
A quick look through the book shows lots more errors (many dealing with math and statistics) and while there are some very nice photos, the reproduction is generally poor (cheap color printer poor-pai ...
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 41
Views: 20299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:13 am   Subject: Re: Sekigahara
Honestly I'd be worried for anyone who wrote a mythbusting book.

Don't worry. My hammers of justice are up to the task of dealing with them Wink

From what I understand, Turnbull never took any fla ...
  Topic: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 7
Views: 4316

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:38 pm   Subject: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
Another very nice new book, this one via U of H press by Matthew Stavros (University of Sydney, currently heading up the PMJS list). Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital looks at how ...
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
Tatsunoshi

Replies: 41
Views: 20299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: Sekigahara
Christopher Nicole the author of Golden Fan usually churns out Mandingo rip off's with titles like Black Dawn ,Black Mistress and Ratoon ,as well as Bond like spy stories .
So you know this is as che ...
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