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  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
evalerio

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:20 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
Ieyasu gave Hidetada the banners when Hidetada left to command the army. The banners were with him when he got held up by the Sanada.

Ieyasu was really in command. I can only imagine how he felt ab ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
evalerio

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:12 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction

Is the "star" crest just "hoshi 星"? No modifiers? Are there other "star" crests? There are some similar crests, the "Nine Lights" crests http://ja.wikip ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
evalerio

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:10 pm   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
You are right, sir. I don't think the book was saying that Masanobu was at Nagashino. The book was listing the names of Takeda generals, with their corresponding heraldry. All the other Takeda general ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
evalerio

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:11 pm   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
Trying to keep track of the changing of names as an individual progresses is confusing. This is in regards to Kosaka Danjo Masanobu as he is depicted in the Taiga series 'Fuurin Kazan'. As a heraldry ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
evalerio

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:25 am   Subject: Re: Help in confirmation or correction

Anyway, Evalerio, sorry for derailing your thread Wink .

That's all right. I am apprehensive as there are more that I have to ask about.
  Topic: Help in family crest names
evalerio

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:22 am   Subject: Help in family crest names
Thank You, Bethetsu.

This is the crest for Saigusa Moritomo:
http://www.japanese-clip-art.com/kamon_images/clipart-1/matsu-1.gif

A three-tiered Pine, leaning to the left. Is it called Hidari sa ...
  Topic: Help in confirmation or correction
evalerio

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:15 am   Subject: Help in confirmation or correction
In Stephen Turnbull's Osprey Campaign Book #69 NAGASHINO 1575, pages 58-59:

Color illustration shows Takeda commander charging through a gap in the wooden fences. Turnbull identifies him as " ...
  Topic: Help in family crest names
evalerio

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:41 pm   Subject: Help in family crest names
I'm trying to describe the names and meaning of family crests. This is about the name of the mon used by the Suwa clan.

Is it Kaji , Paper Mulberry?
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
evalerio

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:04 am   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
The jinbaori and the rare horse armour were expensive luxury item, worn to show the wealth and status of the owner in camp. The owner would not risk having them damaged in combat.

I know that films ...
  Topic: Help with bio
evalerio

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:28 am   Subject: Help with bio
Thank you, Phil.

Every bit of info helps.

Included in the illustration of banners are battlefield scenes, which will show how the banners may have been displayed. This gives me a chance to do 'p ...
  Topic: Help with bio
evalerio

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:50 pm   Subject: Help with bio
Thanks Marder,

This helps. Thank you. I have some idea now as the book opens with Takeda Nobutora and the birth of Shingen in 1521.

The Battle of Iidagawara in 1521 would be a good place to star ...
  Topic: Help with bio
evalerio

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:18 am   Subject: Help with bio
The current Taiga drama have kick-started early work for Volume 2 on Oda Nobunaga. With a chapter for the campaign in Harima.

Volume 2 will also have to end with Honnoji. When the time comes I will ...
  Topic: Help with bio
evalerio

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:56 am   Subject: Help with bio
Thank you Marder and Bethetsu.

I wasn't sure about the spelling and got Uzu in Samuraiwiki.

I'm nowhere near finishing the book, but currently sorting out how to end Volume 1. I thought Nagashin ...
  Topic: Help with bio
evalerio

Replies: 10
Views: 6212

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:11 am   Subject: Help with bio
Working on heraldry for the Uesugi army at 4th Kawanakajima and Otate no Ran.

Takemata Hirotsuna who fought in 4th Kawanakajima and knocked off his horse.

Takemata Yoshitsuna (1524-1582) died in ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:25 am   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
The English subtitled version of 'Gunshi Kanbe' is two weeks behind from the unsubtitled version. I got the impression that Kanbe and the Amako developed a friendship that tormented Kanbe when he was ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:28 pm   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
I posted an illustration of the banner in 2008 here:

http://forums.samurai-archives.com/viewtopic.php?t=1638&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75

It appears in two Japanese heraldry boo ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
Views: 11668

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:02 pm   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
WOW! Thank you Bethetsu.

I am unfamiliar with the number 2800.

Is the 4 Heavenly Doji 10 referring to:
Jikoku-ten
Zojo-ten
Komoku-ten
Tamon-ten

So, Motonari had a religious banner to 'cov ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:40 am   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
Thank you all for the replies and discussion. Helps in enjoying the series more.

Naturally, seeing heraldry come to life in many of the episodes is a bonus for me. The hata-jirushi identified with ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
Views: 11668

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:07 am   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
Thank you, Tats,

I think I know what the English subtitiles may have meant.

Takakurayama Castle defended by Fukuhara Sukenari. To make it easier, they just refer to it as Fukuhara's Castle.

I ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
Views: 11668

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:34 am   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
Thank you. The Kodera/Odera now makes sense.

Regarding the tragic episode of the fall of Kozuki castle defended by a certain Kozuki Kagesada in the series, Samurai Wiki has Akamatsu Masanori as the ...
  Topic: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
evalerio

Replies: 18
Views: 11668

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:31 pm   Subject: Questions on 'Gunshi Kanbe'
In the Taiga Drama 'Gunshi Kanbe', the Kuroda are vassals of Kodera Masamoto. SA Wiki has the name as Odera Masamoto. Does anyone know why the difference in the name? Does anyone have the date of birt ...
  Topic: Horo,
evalerio

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:23 am   Subject: Horo,
I am assuming the 'original' way the horo was worn. The later horo had different types of wicker frameworks that the horo cape was placed over.

The original way the horo was worn had no framework. ...
  Topic: Do the daimyo carry their own sashimono?
evalerio

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:30 pm   Subject: Do the daimyo carry their own sashimono?
A few well-known daimyo did have personal sashimono. They really don't need one, as they are often accompanied by a standard bearer with the much larger uma-jirushi. The standard bearer would follow t ...
  Topic: Samurai Headhunters
evalerio

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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am   Subject: Samurai Headhunters
An awful title for a documentary in the Smithsonian Channel. But decided to record it anyway. To my surprise, it was about samurai during the Sengoku Period, hosted by none other than Dr. Stephen Turn ...
  Topic: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
evalerio

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:13 pm   Subject: Heraldry during the Sengoku era...
A easy "new member" question, Ashigaru of Takeda Shingen army, should have the sashimono in red with black diamonds? and the samurais? I was lookind for more info on internet, and I didn't f ...
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