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  Topic: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
Tornadoes28

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:05 pm   Subject: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
Bought the book today while in Little Tokyo. I highly recommend it.

Great to have lunch with you in Little Tokyo Les. Let's do it again sometime. Very Happy
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Tornadoes28

Replies: 244
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:21 pm   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Or Nobunaga acid reflux?

Interesting theory on Nobunaga's acid reflux Obenjo. Please expand on this idea.
  Topic: Date Masamune The One Eyed Dragon (1942)
Tornadoes28

Replies: 2
Views: 3331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:41 am   Subject: Date Masamune The One Eyed Dragon (1942)
Nice find thanks.
  Topic: How could Tokugawa win with only 10% of Japan's soldiers ?
Tornadoes28

Replies: 4
Views: 5680

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:02 pm   Subject: How could Tokugawa win with only 10% of Japan's soldiers ?
Let's say you are a daimyo of small-to-middle power and wealth. The old sandal-farmer-to-Regent generalissimo dies of ripe old age with only a kid barely able to wipe himself as successor. You have to ...
  Topic: Sanshu Nagashino Kassenki
Tornadoes28

Replies: 5
Views: 2627

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:43 pm   Subject: Sanshu Nagashino Kassenki
Very cool that you were able to visit there Les. Hope you can return there again someday. I hope I can visit there someday as well.
  Topic: Group proposes to rebuild Edo castle tower
Tornadoes28

Replies: 9
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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:54 am   Subject: Group proposes to rebuild Edo castle tower
I don't know if anything much has changed, really, with the plan, in terms of whether or not it's actually going to go forward, but, it's been in the news again, as the organization is now pushing for ...
  Topic: Anyone knows anything about Nobunaga's sons?
Tornadoes28

Replies: 2
Views: 2432

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:48 am   Subject: Anyone knows anything about Nobunaga's sons?
Read Japonius Tyrannus by Jeroen Lamers. You will find some info in there about his sons.
  Topic: Nobunaga's Downsizing
Tornadoes28

Replies: 16
Views: 10348

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:45 am   Subject: Nobunaga's Downsizing
I saw that >.< I was glad I found it at the library.

Great book. I have read it at least 3 times.
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Tornadoes28

Replies: 244
Views: 181048

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:42 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
The Imagawa were celebrating and partying and getting drunk probably. That probably had more to do with it than the rain.
  Topic: Ieyasu Momument at Atsuta
Tornadoes28

Replies: 3
Views: 2627

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:43 pm   Subject: Ieyasu Momument at Atsuta
That's very interesting. Thank you Les.
  Topic: Visit to Japan- Sengoku
Tornadoes28

Replies: 21
Views: 12716

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:45 am   Subject: Visit to Japan- Sengoku
Very cool!
  Topic: Azuchi Castle Video
Tornadoes28

Replies: 1
Views: 2216

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:58 am   Subject: Azuchi Castle Video
Very nice. Thanks Les.
  Topic: New Sekigahara book
Tornadoes28

Replies: 41
Views: 27613

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:59 am   Subject: New Sekigahara book
Definitely looks cheesy.
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Tornadoes28

Replies: 244
Views: 181048

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:54 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Kyoto Monk Bar. Interesting. I will have to look for that next time I'm there.
  Topic: Hideyoshi's mandate to Kuroda Kanbe discovered
Tornadoes28

Replies: 1
Views: 2834

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:52 pm   Subject: Hideyoshi's mandate to Kuroda Kanbe discovered
That is very cool. Thank you for sharing.
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Tornadoes28

Replies: 244
Views: 181048

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:45 pm   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Here is a newspaper article about the restaurant that is about to open.

http://bit.ly/18yaXw7

What kind of food do they have?
  Topic: Donald Richie
Tornadoes28

Replies: 5
Views: 3442

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:38 pm   Subject: Donald Richie
He will be missed.
  Topic: A beginner's dilemma
Tornadoes28

Replies: 19
Views: 9774

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:52 pm   Subject: A beginner's dilemma
How is Turnbulls "Warriors of Medieval Japan"? It's one of the few books about samurai any of my local libraries have. I have leafed through it a little bit. It seemed quite good and it's fr ...
  Topic: Pre-Edo concept of honor?
Tornadoes28

Replies: 12
Views: 6771

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:26 pm   Subject: Pre-Edo concept of honor?
Basically, 'honor' in the pre-Edo period meant 'being on the winning side' or otherwise getting whatever it was you wanted. And however you got there was immaterial. So samurai could burn the homes of ...
  Topic: Hollywoods 47 Ronin Remake
Tornadoes28

Replies: 55
Views: 38484

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Hollywood 47 Ronin
Yeah Reeves character is meant to be part ninjer .

Ooooohhh i feel quiet ill !.

Do agree Dr T needs to be banished to the North Pole for his sage historical advice on this travesty .
To think i ...
  Topic: Reasons for Sengoku Jidai?
Tornadoes28

Replies: 24
Views: 11508

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:35 pm   Subject: Reasons for Sengoku Jidai?
Good to be back. Smile

Where the heck you been?
  Topic: Thomas Blake Glover
Tornadoes28

Replies: 9
Views: 8239

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:15 pm   Subject: Thomas Blake Glover
Not a lot of people know this, but his moustache deserves most of the credit for his achievements.

http://img-i.zeebox.com/images/webanxexplorers1ep4.jpg
Egads! You're right! Iwasaki Yataro's must ...
  Topic: Imjin War Study Group
Tornadoes28

Replies: 54
Views: 34985

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:13 pm   Subject: Imjin War Study Group
WHile Amazon's merchant vendor prices on Hawley's book have always been somewhat unrealistic, the latest is a whopper:

How is that possible for the book to cost that much? What are there only 12 c ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Kanshin Jinmei Jiten
Tornadoes28

Replies: 6
Views: 3586

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:09 pm   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Kanshin Jinmei Jiten
No, tried to get it a few years ago, but couldn't find it. I'm in Japan right now, and the three bookstores I've been to have been shockingly light on Japanese history books all around. Manga seems ...
  Topic: Historical samurai armor built for a dog
Tornadoes28

Replies: 0
Views: 2564

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:23 pm   Subject: Historical samurai armor built for a dog
According to i09, the armor hailed from around 1800-50 and was primarily used for ceremonial applications.

http://io9.com/5940286/and-now-historical-samurai-armor-built-for-a-dog
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