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  1. Samurai - A Concise History

    History Samurai - A Concise History

    The idea of the sword-wielding samurai, beholden to a strict ethical code and trained in deadly martial arts, dominates popular conceptions of the samurai. As early as the late seventeenth century, they were heavily featured in literature, art, theatre, and even comedy, from The Tale of the...
  2. M

    The Battle of Sekigahara

    Hi all! I recently spent a lot of time researching the Battle of Sekigahara with the goal of writing a condensed, yet comprehensive and approachable post which I thought I'd share with you here. So without further ado: The Battle of Sekigahara which occurred on October 21st 1600 was perhaps...
  3. vickyamin

    Question Are Temples & Mythical Creatures Considered as Sensitive Topics to be Adapted to Fictional Works?

    Hello all, nice to meet you! I’m a writer from Indonesia, and currently working on a fiction about Japan and its culture. The story revolves around the four mythical creatures in Japanese belief (Seiryu, Suzaku, Byakko, and Genbu), and will see the protagonist human characters exploring around...
  4. Kenmu: Go–Daigo's Revolution

    History Kenmu: Go–Daigo's Revolution

    The short-lived Kenmu regime (1333–1336) of Japanese Emperor Go-Daigo is often seen as an inevitably doomed, revanchist attempt to shore up the old aristocratic order. But far from resisting change, Andrew Edmund Goble here forcefully argues, the flamboyant Go-Daigo and his iconoclastic...
  5. Jessman

    Japanese Good Luck Flag

    Hey guys! I've been reading up on the Japanese good luck flags of WW2. This forum has been a great treasure trove of knowledge! I'm excited to say that I have purchased one of the fantastic pieces of history and was wondering if anyone had any knowledge about this particular flag. There's not...
  6. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Grand Promenade.
  7. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Gallery for History and Folklore of Kawasaki.
  8. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Gallery for History and Folklore of Kawasaki.
  9. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: haniwa in the Gallery for History and Folklore of Kawasaki.
  10. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Gallery for History and Folklore of Kawasaki.
  11. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Gallery for History and Folklore of Kawasaki.
  12. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: haniwa in the Gallery for History and Folklore of Kawasaki.
  13. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Grand Promenade.
  14. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Grand Promenade.
  15. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: the Grand Promenade.
  16. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: "Time" by Fukuda Shigeo.
  17. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: "Time" by Fukuda Shigeo.
  18. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki: a Thomas converter in the front garden.
  19. Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum

    Kawasaki City Museum in Todoroki, Kawasaki.
  20. thomas

    History Japanese history and archaeology: articles, news, and comments

    I would like to use this thread to post links to articles and news relating to Japanese history and archaeology. Please feel free to post any interesting material. Any language,* any historical period and topic welcome! * If your resource is not in English, please provide an English synopsis...
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