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  Topic: Rare Dali Kingdom (Yunnan) armor
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:32 pm   Subject: Rare Dali Kingdom (Yunnan) armor
It shows how a good design can be found in many places. Nerigawa is light and resource thrifty to make. Nice piece. John
  Topic: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:28 pm   Subject: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
I just have this feeling that there were hot concoctions of herbs way before common Camellia leaves tea was introduced. When I was travelling in some more remote villages in China I was served teas ma ...
  Topic: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:39 am   Subject: Question about how tea is served outside tea ceremony
It is that tea drinking was an imported culture and started by religious figures and adopted by the upper crust. They tend to ritualise everything. I doubt many lower class people drank matcha during ...
  Topic: Books by Roald Knutsen
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:48 am   Subject: Books by Roald Knutsen
I only have the books on polearms by him and his wife. They really are the only books dealing with the subject in English and are pretty well researched. I was reluctant to comment because of this lim ...
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:42 pm   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/26/1272600/-Samurai-Horses-Photo-Diary#
  Topic: Hattori Hanzô - armour, kabuto, tachi
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:55 am   Subject: Hattori Hanzô - armour, kabuto, tachi
You no doubt have seen this woodblock of Hanzo? I don't lend credence to his being in a white armour, but, I won't say it isn't possible. John
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/540/s66cLj.j ...
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
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Replies: 26
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:05 am   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Although the Japanese horse breeds are still around, it would be amazing to see them in battlefield barding as per Europe. Tough little bastards, but, not for those weights. Even now as in this video ...
  Topic: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:15 pm   Subject: How common was horse armor in the Sengoku era?
Barding with light armour, even lacquered paper, always seemed to me to be an Edo processional thing. I know in modern Japanese horsemanship caparisons are common. Perhaps cuirboille peytrals were use ...
  Topic: New Book: LORDS OF THE SEA by Peter Shapinsky
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:51 am   Subject: New Book: LORDS OF THE SEA by Peter Shapinsky
It checks all the boxes, period, place, and its got pirates!!! On the list for sure. John
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga as Demon Lord: Fact or Fiction?
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:51 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga as Demon Lord: Fact or Fiction?
I missed that Miskatonic U. bit. HPL was a favoured read in my youth. John
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga as Demon Lord: Fact or Fiction?
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:22 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga as Demon Lord: Fact or Fiction?
Hidden in the fake Gifu castle? Must be a fake too then. John
  Topic: (Fake) Kiyomasa's sword discovered, Korea reports
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:54 pm   Subject: (Fake) Kiyomasa's sword discovered, Korea reports
Somebody just rolled over about 200 times in his grave. John
  Topic: Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:36 pm   Subject: Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
I would love to see a series done about Yasuke, Oda Nobunaga's bodyguard. I know there is Kurosuke already, but, an adult version. There is so little known that an historical fiction would have fertil ...
  Topic: Hideyoshi's Persian jinbaori on display in Kyoto
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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:41 am   Subject: Hideyoshi's Persian jinbaori on display in Kyoto
I heard that the restoration took two years or so. John
  Topic: Locations of 108 Imp Cultural Properties Unknown
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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:21 pm   Subject: Locations of 108 Imp Cultural Properties Unknown
The likliest scenario is that when the collector died his collection was spirited away by family to avoid Japanese taxes which are very high. It will be in an high level collection somewhere in Japan. ...
  Topic: Hairtsyles of the Heian men
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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:43 pm   Subject: Hairtsyles of the Heian men
In this excerpt from the book Japan Encyclopedia is mention made of hairstyles. John
http://books.google.ca/books?id=p2QnPijAEmEC&pg=PA602&lpg=PA602&dq=heian+men's+hair+styles&source= ...
  Topic: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
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PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:53 am   Subject: Tale of Genji, Translation, Canonization and World Lit
You might find this enlightening, if you've not read it. John
http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/publications/doc/CRJEHVolume3.pdf
One telling conclusion was; 80 to 90% of the homeowner class in Kyoto and ...
  Topic: Yamato clan?
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:14 pm   Subject: Yamato clan?
It is just a dynastic name. This touches a very personal relationship between the Emperor and the people. It is a divine lineage and empowered by mandate of heaven. Anything that would diminish the pu ...
  Topic: Yamato clan?
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:45 pm   Subject: Yamato clan?
The current Emperor of Japan is Yamato. They are contiguous from the very start. If you think there was no court hijinks the bloodline is still going. John
  Topic: Anna Hartshorne
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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:26 pm   Subject: Anna Hartshorne
She's a looker. John
  Topic: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:15 pm   Subject: Banquets in the Sengoku era?
Crane isn't bad, swan now, that is the best, although I prefer fall time swan better. Migration just happening now. No swans yet, but, geese have started flying and getting a few of those. Snow geese ...
  Topic: Conf. Papers online: Violence & Nonviolence in J. Religi
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PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:36 am   Subject: Conf. Papers online: Violence & Nonviolence in J. Religi
Thank you. I was particularly interested in Discourses on Religious Violence in Premodern Japan by Adolfson. John
  Topic: Resources: Lists of Lit Translations
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PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:35 am   Subject: Resources: Lists of Lit Translations
Excellent. Thank you. John
  Topic: food
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:21 pm   Subject: food
Fried mochi with adzuki bean filling. Yummmmm. John
  Topic: How was information about posts circulated?
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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:58 am   Subject: How was information about posts circulated?
It does not have to be so complicated does it? A messenger comes to the castle or wherever with a dispatch for X. The guard challenges the messenger who gives information that he has a message for X. ...
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