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  Topic: New Judo rules
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:55 pm   Subject: New Judo rules
shikisoku,

I do not really care about the uniforms and the mats, but the changing of the rules for Ippon, and anything else like that, I feel is a bad idea. There is no need to change anything t ...
  Topic: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 17
Views: 12285

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:48 pm   Subject: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
nagaeyari,

Well, then how about we work on a definition of what "Japanese art" is?
Something that was originally created, and made popular, only in Japan?
What other criteria w ...
  Topic: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 17
Views: 12285

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:28 pm   Subject: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
nagaeyari,

Well, excluding shoudou from the realm of purely Japanese art forms, would my concept still be valid for ukiyo-e? As long as it is done in the same manner then, no matter who does it, ...
  Topic: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 17
Views: 12285

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:44 pm   Subject: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
nagaeyari,

What makes it not shoudou? The fact that it is devoid of Japanese characters and uses Chinese grammar?
If so, then would that not mean that the requirements for shoudou are:

Ink ...
  Topic: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 17
Views: 12285

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:28 pm   Subject: Japanese Art QOW#2 - What Makes Japanese Art Japanese?
nagaeyari,

I would say that, yes, it would be Japanese art as long as it was properly classified. Shoudou is shoudou no matter who does it, same with sumi-e. I would say that as long as it foll ...
  Topic: Chugen Status
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 6
Views: 7201

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:57 pm   Subject: Chugen Status
shikisoku,

Sort of like an elevated ashigaru?


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  Topic: Bakumatsu News
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 130
Views: 125388

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:58 pm   Subject: Bakumatsu News
shikisoku,

That should be interesting. I wonder if they are going to bring out the "replica" of the 甲鉄艦.

http://www.doblog.com/weblog/myblog/17136/1553183#1553183


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  Topic: Hachijo: Isle of Exile
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 0
Views: 5091

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:42 pm   Subject: Hachijo: Isle of Exile
Hey all,

I just acquired a copy of Hachijo: Isle of Exile by Sugimura Tsune and Kasai Shigeo. I will use this thread to post some of the more entertaining things I find and a review of the book ...
  Topic: Dragonball Z Heads to the Big Screen Next Summer
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 7
Views: 5840

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:39 am   Subject: Dragonball Z Heads to the Big Screen Next Summer
shikisoku,

That is entertaining. I do not know whether or be intrigued or scared.


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  Topic: Kitsuno's Gunboat Xtreme Katchi Made
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 43
Views: 45906

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:48 pm   Subject: Kitsuno's Gunboat Xtreme Katchi Made
kitsuno,

Done.


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  Topic: Kitsuno's Gunboat Xtreme Katchi Made
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 43
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PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:28 pm   Subject: Kitsuno's Gunboat Xtreme Katchi Made
kitsuno,

I am up for a new game.


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  Topic: Hachijou-jima
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 13
Views: 7635

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:49 pm   Subject: Hachijou-jima
Obenjo Kusanosuke,

I was under the impression that it was a nice place to visit nowadays.


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  Topic: Hachijou-jima
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 13
Views: 7635

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:43 pm   Subject: Hachijou-jima
Obenjo Kusanosuke,

I will have to check that out. It was something that popped into my head and I figured I would put the question out there to see if anyone had anything interesting. My apolog ...
  Topic: Hachijou-jima
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 13
Views: 7635

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:38 pm   Subject: Hachijou-jima
kitsuno,

My translation skills are a little shoddy and babelfish is far from reliable. I hate to be an imposition, but would you be able to paraphrase?


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  Topic: Hachijou-jima
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 13
Views: 7635

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:18 pm   Subject: Hachijou-jima
JLBadgley,

八丈島. It is a real island situated in the Kuroshio 黒潮. From what I understand, the island was chosen because the current was such that it made escape back to Honshuu nearly ...
  Topic: Hachijou-jima
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 13
Views: 7635

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:56 pm   Subject: Hachijou-jima
Hey all,

The style of Taiko that I do originates from Hachijou-jima. According to my teacher, Hachijou-jima was used as a place of exile for political dissidents and other upper-class undesirabl ...
  Topic: Nobunaga's Ambition 11 to be released in English
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 14
Views: 9429

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:13 pm   Subject: Nobunaga's Ambition 11 to be released in English
ltdomer98,

I might have to break down and buy that. It would be my first Nobunaga game.


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  Topic: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 40
Views: 20262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:05 pm   Subject: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
Obenjo Kusanosuke,

I have no doubt at all. From what I have seen in shows like MXC, Ninja Warrior, and the nuggets on YouTube I do not think I could wrap my head around Japanese television.

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  Topic: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 40
Views: 20262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:25 pm   Subject: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
ltdomer98,

Groovy. Smile I learned something today.


Obenjo Kusanosuke,

You seem to have this unnatural fascination with seeing me fight a guy in a Godzilla suit. Are there unresolved se ...
  Topic: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 40
Views: 20262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:00 pm   Subject: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
ltdomer98,

Now I do not feel so stupid. Smile
So Japan continues to use the year as the model marker, eh? I have a model 44 Arisaka rifle from World War II.


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  Topic: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 40
Views: 20262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:18 pm   Subject: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
ltdomer98,

Now I feel foolish. The only T(anything) style tanks I was familiar with were the T-series Russian tanks.


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  Topic: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 40
Views: 20262

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:40 pm   Subject: Hikone Castle's 400th Anniversary
ltdomer98,

The Russian T-90?


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  Topic: JSDF is serious about Gundam
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 4
Views: 4281

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: JSDF is serious about Gundam
Juggernaut,


Mobile Suit, even if we have the technology to make it, would be totally impractical and useless as a weapon.

Says the one whose name matches a comic villain known for his armor. ...
  Topic: The Hidden Fortress Remake
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 9
Views: 7255

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:05 pm   Subject: The Hidden Fortress Remake
lordameth,

The lack of the mighty Mifune will always outweigh everything in my mind.


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  Topic: My Sammyrai
msr.iaidoka

Replies: 19
Views: 10459

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:55 pm   Subject: My Sammyrai
shikisoku,

Do you think anyone would mind if I broke his wrists for being a fool?


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