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  Topic: NOTICE: The Forum is Moving - please read
lordameth

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PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:43 am   Subject: NOTICE: The Forum is Moving - please read
Any plans to shift the URL of the new board to forums.samurai-archives.com or anything of the sort? Or should I just bookmark the address it's at now?
  Topic: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:45 pm   Subject: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
And yet, it /does/ matter, because Hideyoshi was not the only sandal-bearer in samurai history, and for a fuller understanding of samurai hierarchies and logistical activities, we need to understand t ...
  Topic: Rare Dali Kingdom (Yunnan) armor
lordameth

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:35 am   Subject: Rare Dali Kingdom (Yunnan) armor
A bit random, not really Japan-related, but I came across this 12-13th century armor piece at the Metropolitan a few months ago, which the gallery label says is one of only two extant examples of this ...
  Topic: Swope's new The Military Collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:27 am   Subject: Swope's new The Military Collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty
I haven't read any of Swope's work, and I take no stand on it, but, for anyone interested, a podcast interview with Prof Swope about his newest book, "The Military Collapse of China’s Ming Dyna ...
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
lordameth

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PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:32 am   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Ah, right. Of course.
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
lordameth

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PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:44 pm   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Neat.

As for samurai women, I did recently read a really interesting biography of a [url=http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Nishimiya_Hide]Nishimiya Hide, who was a lady-in-waiting to ...
  Topic: 1910 Taitokuin Mausoleum model to return to Japan
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:27 pm   Subject: 1910 Taitokuin Mausoleum model to return to Japan
I've been reminded to point out that April, 2015 is in fact not the 400th anniversary of Ieyasu's death, as he died in 1616/4, which actually corresponds to June.

So, April 2015, the opening of the ...
  Topic: 1910 Taitokuin Mausoleum model to return to Japan
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:13 am   Subject: 1910 Taitokuin Mausoleum model to return to Japan
A 1:10 scale model of Tokugawa Hidetada's Taitokuin Mausoleum was shown at the 1910 Japan-British Exhibition in London. The real mausoleum was then destroyed in 1945. The model then remained in storag ...
  Topic: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:19 pm   Subject: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
Tea certainly spread to the masses during the Edo period - there were teahouses everywhere, and not just as a cover, or euphemism, for brothels. There were plenty that really were primarily about serv ...
  Topic: Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Barbieri-Mueller Collection
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:05 pm   Subject: Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Barbieri-Mueller Collection
This is all I have, I'm afraid:

Link to larger picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/toranosuke/16128286520/

Gallery labels: https://www.flickr.com/photos/toranosuke/15693250314/
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:56 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
I haven't come across that article before (and don't have the time to read it right now), but I've skimmed parts of Nam-lin Hur's book on "Prayer and Play in late Tokugawa Japan," and found ...
  Topic: Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Barbieri-Mueller Collection
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:56 am   Subject: Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Barbieri-Mueller Collection
The core of the exhibit was incredible - lots of armor, helmets, displayed dramatically under red lights, filling an entire hall.

Because the Barbieri-Mueller Collection (apparently, seemingly) foc ...
  Topic: Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Barbieri-Mueller Collection
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:58 am   Subject: Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Barbieri-Mueller Collection
Went a couple days ago to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) to see this Samurai armor show I'd heard was not to be missed. And, indeed, it was pretty incredible.

I haven't gotten around to w ...
  Topic: What are the limitations or taboos in nanshoku/shudo?
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:04 pm   Subject: What are the limitations or taboos in nanshoku/shudo?
One of the only articles I've read describing the practice is Maki Morinaga, "The Gender of Onnagata as the Imitating Imitated," positions 10:2 (2002), 245-284.

I think she discusses the ...
  Topic: 扇 as counter?
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:39 am   Subject: 扇 as counter?
Ah. Never mind. My colleague in Chinese history helped me figure it out - my mistake was assuming it referred somehow to ranks or categories of daimyo. We are now thinking it refers to which section o ...
  Topic: 扇 as counter?
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:17 am   Subject: 扇 as counter?
Quick question: what does 扇 mean as a counter?

I am constantly going back over photos I took of gallery labels in museums - not enough time or energy to read them all while I'm there, so I captur ...
  Topic: Nishi Kazuo, architectural historian
lordameth

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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:15 am   Subject: Nishi Kazuo, architectural historian
I sadly have just been informed of the passing of Nishi Kazuo (1938 - 3 Jan 2015), who we might best know as the author of "machinami town streets.

He worked with the late art historian Chino ...
  Topic: Maeda slogan: 大ふへん者
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:15 pm   Subject: Maeda slogan: 大ふへん者
Sorry to ask something that may be well-known already out there, but my Google-fu just wasn't getting me to the answer...

What does the Maeda clan slogan 「大ふへん者」 mean?

My initial t ...
  Topic: Ertuğrul (2015)
lordameth

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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:32 pm   Subject: Ertuğrul (2015)
Wow. Interesting. I've been reading up on foreign relations stuff, but had not come across any Ottoman ships. How about that?
  Topic: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
lordameth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:42 pm   Subject: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
The Futagawa Honjin Shiryôkan put out a nice exhibit catalog about the Ryukyu missions, which is why I know about it. ([url=http://www.toyohaku.gr.jp/honjin/page7.htm]琉球使節展)

It would s ...
  Topic: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
lordameth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:22 am   Subject: The Araimachi Sekisho (aka the Arai Barrier)
Very neat, and good to know about. I believe that Futagawa (in Toyohashi, Aichi) has a relatively large and intact [url=http://www.toyohaku.gr.jp/honjin/]honjin museum sort of thing going, with a nice ...
  Topic: Books by Roald Knutsen
lordameth

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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:21 pm   Subject: Books by Roald Knutsen

HOLY CRAP THE TENGU ARE THE LOST TRIBE OF ISRAEL THAT MIGRATED TO JAPAN! IT'S TRUE! THIS IS PROOF!!!!

HOLY CRAP!
  Topic: Japanese Diplomatic Gifts of Arms and Armour to Europe.
lordameth

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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:16 pm   Subject: Japanese Diplomatic Gifts of Arms and Armour to Europe.
Tim Screech (SOAS) has been researching related things for the last few years now. I'm not sure how much suits of armor or other martial gifts feature in his research, but he's been working on papers ...
  Topic: Samurai Revolution: Romulus Hillsborough's New Book
lordameth

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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:35 am   Subject: Samurai Revolution: Romulus Hillsborough's New Book
Yeah, I'm nitpicking. Wink

I haven't gotten around to reading the whole article, but just from the quotes you've picked out, those sound like pretty serious misleading flaws - not nitpicking. This ...
  Topic: Osaka-zu byobu...
lordameth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:32 am   Subject: Osaka-zu byobu...
The National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku) had a great interactive exhibit up this summer for exploring the Edo-zu byobu, also in incredible detail. It's a shame it was only usable in the gall ...
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