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

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:33 am   Subject: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
H H,

I have no intention of trying to hijack this thread on purpose, (maybe inadvertently). My apologies on that.
  Topic: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
mktanaka

Replies: 14
Views: 6419

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:55 am   Subject: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
The fact a sandal bearer comes into direct contact with a Daimyo lord means the person has to be trusted... I would be more interested in how/what exactly Hideyoshi do to get Nobunaga's attention... ...
  Topic: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
mktanaka

Replies: 14
Views: 6419

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:50 am   Subject: Re: Is a sandal-bearer also an errand boy?
So,

My view is really does not matter what Hideyoshi's other duties were doing the day other than get Nobunaga's sandles ready when he went out for a ride.. as well as cleaned them afterwards.. T ...
  Topic: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
mktanaka

Replies: 10
Views: 2815

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:04 am   Subject: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
Ieyasu and his activities in laying the Tokugawa foundation that then could hold up for 250 years is truly a significant accomplishment. This system that Ieyasu laid also helped Japan from being col ...
  Topic: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
mktanaka

Replies: 10
Views: 2815

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:07 am   Subject: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
Great stuff, some of the random stuff I'd like to talk about.

1. While Korea had nothing to do with Toyotomi's survival, a better question was what if he had not suddenly change his inheritance pla ...
  Topic: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
mktanaka

Replies: 4
Views: 2674

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:20 am   Subject: Is this photo of Saigo and Katsu Kaishu new to you?
Hosokawa Gracia, thanks for sharing this link with SA members...

I think the publishing of the photo is a great find!!!

When the dust settles, may be considered one of the most important phot ...
  Topic: 2014 Taiga drama Kuroda Kanbe
mktanaka

Replies: 51
Views: 24352

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:33 am   Subject: Re: NHK Kuroda Kanbei
Best Taiga since Furin Kazan .

Sadly it is coming to an end to be replaced by another Bakumatsu heroine ,anyway ep 48 is Sekigahara .
Agree with WL, enjoy Taiga's centered around strategist, and i ...
  Topic: Wakamatsu, California
mktanaka

Replies: 5
Views: 5072

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:13 am   Subject: Wakamatsu, California
Don Wakamatsu who grew up in Northern California may have father or ancestors from this settlement. After WWII internment of J-A, his father well could have settled in SF Bay area... not too far fr ...
  Topic: NHK Taiga Drama
mktanaka

Replies: 458
Views: 215006

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:17 am   Subject: NHK Taiga Drama
Title "Sanadamaru"
It's going to be about Sanada Yukimura
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140512/k10014384561000.html

The lead actor is Sakai Masato?
http://news.livedoor.com/article ...
  Topic: How could Tokugawa win with only 10% of Japan's soldiers ?
mktanaka

Replies: 4
Views: 3292

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:25 am   Subject: How could Tokugawa win with only 10% of Japan's soldiers ?
Ieyasu played his hand perfectly and is why he was the only one who had smile on his face on his death bed and not Nobunaga or Hideyoshi. (oh, having the ability to perform nightly in his advanced age ...
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
mktanaka

Replies: 78
Views: 31907

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:53 am   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
Since my local TV station is lagging by 6 or so episode... currently around episode 32 or so..

Not sure how much more "action" this one has in last 15 or so episodes of series.

Not ...
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
mktanaka

Replies: 78
Views: 31907

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:43 pm   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
Having seen 2004/Shinsensumi, I was able to notice Odagiri Joe/Saito Hajime connection to Niijima Jo early on, but Nakamura Shido as Sagawa Kanbei/Yae and Takimoto Sutesuke/Shinsengumi, I did not hav ...
  Topic: Nobunaga's Downsizing
mktanaka

Replies: 16
Views: 5845

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:15 am   Subject: Re: Nobunaga's Downsizing
What are people's thoughts on Nobunaga's reasons for firing Sakuma Nobumori, Hayashi Hidesada, and Ando Morinari in 1580?
Always thought this was a interesting grey area on why exactly these three a ...
  Topic: a bit o/t, NHK 2012 post WWII mini series
mktanaka

Replies: 3
Views: 2455

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:08 pm   Subject: a bit o/t, NHK 2012 post WWII mini series
Japanese Drama Makete, Katsu -Sengo O Tsukutta Otoko Yoshida Shigeru

starring Ken Watanabe as Japan's PM post WWII and his interactions with Gen. Douglas McArthur. I posted some thoughts on 2020 O ...
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
mktanaka

Replies: 78
Views: 31907

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:22 am   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
Thanks for the tips. (as always) Also, any good ones that features Sakuma Shōzan??
He was a figure in the 1977 NHK Taiga Kashin, based on the novel by Shiba Ryôtarô. At least he was important en ...
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
mktanaka

Replies: 78
Views: 31907

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:19 am   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
WL,

Thanks for the tips. (as always) Also, any good ones that features Sakuma Shōzan??
  Topic: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
mktanaka

Replies: 78
Views: 31907

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:46 pm   Subject: Yae no Sakura 2013 Taiga Drama
Ep 33
Saigo Takamori resigned
http://i.imgur.com/yStx0D0.jpg

Yae found Shonosuke in Tokyo. But they split up.
http://i.imgur.com/L52gPPq.jpg

My local TV station airs weekly, is offset by abo ...
  Topic: best Taiga NHK Drama that you seen?
mktanaka

Replies: 19
Views: 13997

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Taiga
I never saw this one but in the early part of the last decade there was an NHK Mini Series titled Von Siebolds Daughter with Rie Miyazawa .
Anyway could be interesting .

I continue to watch the y ...
  Topic: 1782-1783 Shimazu daughter marries Tokugawa?
mktanaka

Replies: 9
Views: 4516

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:38 am   Subject: 1782-1783 Shimazu daughter marries Tokugawa?
Thanks. Yeah, I think that since they were betrothed in 1776, and married in 1789, the 1782 or 1783 celebrations seem quite likely to point to this particular figure, and not to someone else.

Incid ...
  Topic: More about Yamamoto Yae
mktanaka

Replies: 39
Views: 20333

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:26 pm   Subject: More about Yamamoto Yae
WL since you are in SF area, channel 38.4 shows Kiyomori each Sunday two times. 630pm and then again at 1030pm... need rabbit ears, but even if you have cable/dish/etc.. just plug them into your coa ...
  Topic: Some good books for the beginner
mktanaka

Replies: 9
Views: 4461

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:16 am   Subject: Some good books for the beginner
All joking aside, it's a problem that doesn't have any easy answers. The best thing is to read as much as you can. Turnbull's faults are pretty apparent once you've read Friday or Conlan and compared ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
mktanaka

Replies: 244
Views: 129657

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:05 pm   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
*sigh*

Well? I'm hardly an Oda fanboy, I don't really care one way or the other, but I'm just playing counterpoint to your point. Obviously the "odds" were against him, but after a cert ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
mktanaka

Replies: 244
Views: 129657

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:56 pm   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux


I mean, part of why I am so skeptical is because it doesn't seem as though 2,500 can beat 35,000 unless the enemy soldiers are fooling around drunk, the weather and terrain is unfavorable, etc. I ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
mktanaka

Replies: 244
Views: 129657

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:10 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
At any rate, his actions such as what he did at Okehazama helped form his legendary legacy that will be still talked about 1000 years from now (if we still exist then)

No one disputes that. The iss ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
mktanaka

Replies: 244
Views: 129657

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:51 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
luck favors the bold. .

I would probably phase it "luck favors the skilled"

At any rate, his actions such as what he did at Okehazama helped form his legendary legacy that will be sti ...
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