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  Topic: Newly discovered historical record in Korea said......
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:31 am   Subject: Newly discovered historical record in Korea said......
Really interesting topic. Thanks !
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:11 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Some of the earliest Chinese bronze money was made in that shape, ie as miniature swords with a ring pommel.

(I often wonder whether they were actually used for shaving or something, as the hafts ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:06 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
I've a picture of a ring pommel for a sword that is indoubtably of Scythian deisgn

Here it is, Sui Dynasty, found in the so-called Xixing tomb :

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o95/tsubame1/ ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

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Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:20 pm   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Hi Josh. Somewhere I've a picture of a ring pommel for a sword that is indoubtably of Scythian deisgn, but found in a chinese tomb of the VI° c. (if I remember correectly, maybe eralier). I'm at work ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:57 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Long Lance, take a look at this site and the movie. Seems he has the evidences I lack about the continental ties between Warabiteto, Mokusa school and central Asia :

http://chu-bi.chu.jp/index2.htm ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:31 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
The single possible conclusion from the result of this analysis is that the Inariyama sword was wrought from iron ingots prepared in South China and imported into Japan. The sword was not wrought from ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:57 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame, long time no see!


Long story, but I'll always belong to here, as long as Kitsuno allow Smile.

Tsubame, are you suggesting that the technology (folding steel multiple times on top of itse ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:23 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
While wrought iron is known from the early to middle Middle Yayoi (approx. 2nd-1st-century BC), folded steel (折り返し鍛練) is not believed to be contemporaneous to this early technology. Workin ...
  Topic: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 22
Views: 24075

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:17 am   Subject: New sword shows evidence of oldest Genka date in Japan
Great info. Thanks for sharing. Smile
  Topic: Need help and guidance with illustrations
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:59 am   Subject: Need help and guidance with illustrations
Sorry for my late congratulations Emmanuel, but they are nonetheless warm and sincere. I'm really happy for you, my friend. Please let me know when you book on Samurai Heraldry will be finished. Smile
  Topic: Ancient Jomon Dancing "Shaman" image
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:36 am   Subject: Ancient Jomon Dancing "Shaman" image
Again thanks for the interesting reading, Josh. Very Happy
  Topic: Samurai Archives Podcast: Ancient Japan
Tsubame1

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Views: 16342

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:09 pm   Subject: Samurai Archives Podcast: Ancient Japan
Weaponry, iron technology, horseriding would be other good topics.
  Topic: Samurai Archives Podcast: Ancient Japan
Tsubame1

Replies: 16
Views: 16342

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:04 am   Subject: Samurai Archives Podcast: Ancient Japan
I'd like to have some feedback/discussion on "The Northern Route", meaning the commarcial relationship between Tohoku and mainland.

Really appreciated any discussion on the possible influ ...
  Topic: Letters from Date Masamune found after being lost in tsunami
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:35 am   Subject: Letters from Date Masamune found after being lost in tsunami
I wantn't think to what has been lost forever.

Many archeological sites in Tohoku are (were?) coastal ones.
  Topic: Total War: Shogun 2
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:48 am   Subject: Total War: Shogun 2
Got it for me and my son.
Hobestly I expected something better. Both our PCs are top-of-the-line but still the units are "skiing" and arrows looks like laserbeams. this is programming ,not ...
  Topic: Japanese Armor Photography
Tsubame1

Replies: 5
Views: 15397

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:02 am   Subject: Japanese Armor Photography
Paul, refreshing thread. Thanks. Smile
  Topic: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
Tsubame1

Replies: 295
Views: 315956

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:38 pm   Subject: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
Keep the good work going Emmanuel. You rule
  Topic: Evidence of Japanese Language Arriving with Yayoi
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:34 pm   Subject: Re: Evidence of Japanese Language Arriving with Yayoi
Nothing too earth-shattering for my worldview, but I thought it might be of interest.

Interesting indeed. thanks for sharing.
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Tsubame1

Replies: 78
Views: 70173

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:11 am   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
LOL !!!
  Topic: The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga
Tsubame1

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Views: 40213

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:04 am   Subject: The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga
The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga
Brill's Japanese Studies Library, ISBN 978 90 04 20162 0

Global Oriental lists it as going out in May 2011.

Anybody of the members studying in Universities has in ...
  Topic: Historical Mythbusting: Muramasa and the Tokugawa
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:14 am   Subject: Historical Mythbusting: Muramasa and the Tokugawa
2) altering the signature's kanji in something else

This is supposed to be the case.

Begun a "Yoshimura Masahiro"

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o95/tsubame1/Muramasadisguisedas ...
  Topic: no horse armor
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:24 am   Subject: no horse armor
Put the word "Friday" in the search too. I'm sure he explained the matter as well as because charges "à la Last Samurai" didn't happen in Japan. Tested on the field with the right ...
  Topic: Ancient Weapon Terminology
Tsubame1

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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:17 am   Subject: Ancient Weapon Terminology
Hi Tatsu.

FWIW usually the term Chokuto is associated with the single edged ones derived from chinese Dao while Ken derives from Jian and sometimes the term Chokuto is also erroneously used as repl ...
  Topic: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
Tsubame1

Replies: 295
Views: 315956

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:21 am   Subject: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
depictions of individuals based on screens and woodblock prints. (Sakai Tadatsugu's 3d skull sashimono as an example if I get to do the book on Tokugawa Ieyasu

The details of those screens and wood ...
  Topic: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
Tsubame1

Replies: 295
Views: 315956

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:17 am   Subject: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
Emmanuel, I'll purchase a signed copy. Very Happy
Just advise when it'll be ready so me and jhon can do a little advertising. Many people not registered here is still very interested in japanese herald ...
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