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Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.
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Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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English


Episodes

EP156 Japan and the Chinese Tributary System P2

9/27/2019
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In this episode we continue our discussion of Japan's place in the "Chinese World Order". For thousands of years China was the center of culture and commerce in East Asia, and disseminated trade and political systems and ideology through a tribute system, which Japan had a complicated relationship with. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this...

Duration:00:30:32

EP155 Japan and the Chinese Tributary System P1

8/27/2019
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In this episode we discuss Japan's place in the "Chinese World Order". For thousands of years China was the center of culture and commerce in East Asia, and disseminated trade and political systems and ideology through a tribute system, which Japan had a complicated relationship with. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Samurai Archives Shop...

Duration:00:40:33

Sengoku Daimyo Mori Motonari - All Out War - Tales of the Samurai #7

7/22/2019
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By the mid-1550's, Mori Motonari had expanded and consolidated his power base considerably. But with the Ouchi, Otomo, and Amako threats ever present, it was only a matter of time before the Mori clan would be thrust into an all out war for the West. Outro music "Two Swords" by _ghost Credit for this topic choice goes to Tercero. Thanks! Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link:...

Duration:00:43:07

The Rise of Sengoku Daimyo Mori Motonari - Tales of the Samurai #6

6/20/2019
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Early in the Sengoku period in 1523, Mori Motonari became the unexpected head of a scrappy little warrior house in Aki province, caught between two powerful warring clans. Motonari would eventually parlay his small holdings into one of the most powerful Samurai families in all of Western Japan. This is the story of his rise to power. Outro music "Two Swords" by _ghost Credit for this topic choice goes to Tercero. Thanks! Support the podcast on Patreon:...

Duration:00:45:43

EP152 An Introduction to Daimyo Alternate Attendance – Sankin Kotai P2

4/29/2019
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This episode we continue our discussion of the Edo-period concept of "Sankin Kotai" - Daimyo alternate attendance. The system of Sankin Kotai developed by the Tokugawa Shogunate required that Daimyo reside in the Tokugawa castle at Edo for periods of time, alternating with residence at the daimyo's own castle. It's a key component to understanding the Edo period, so we break it down for you. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use...

Duration:00:50:02

EP151 An Introduction to Daimyo Alternate Attendance – Sankin Kotai P1

3/31/2019
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This episode we introduce the Edo-period concept of "Sankin Kotai" - Daimyo alternate attendance. The system of Sankin Kotai developed by the Tokugawa Shogunate required that Daimyo reside in the Tokugawa castle at Edo for periods of time, alternating with residence at the daimyo's own castle. It's a key component to understanding the Edo period, so we break it down for you. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link:...

Duration:00:47:59

The Samurai and the Evolutionary Psychology of Violence and Warfare - Tales of the Samurai #5

2/25/2019
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Have you ever wondered where our human propensity for violence and history of warfare comes from? Why there is such an established history of violence among humans, and why are we so good at killing and conducting war? In this episode, we look at the evolutionary psychology that drives our violent behaviors through the lens of Japanese history to answer these questions and more. Outtro Music: Sex audio & video by Asian Women on the Telephone Support the podcast on Patreon:...

Duration:01:07:51

EP149 Weird Weapons of the Samurai - Guest Host Jaredd Wilson

12/31/2018
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This episode guest host Jaredd Wilson, the host of the "Martial Thoughts Podcast" introduces you to the Weird Weapons of the Samurai. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Samurai Archives Bookstore: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20 Samurai Archives Shop (T-Shirts, etc) http://www.cafepress.com/samuraiarchives Contact Us: Twitter...

Duration:00:25:35

EP148 The Shimazu Clan, Ryukyu, and the Bakufu P2

11/29/2018
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This episode we continue our look at the relations between Ryukyu (Okinawa), the Shimazu clan, and the Bakufu, and Okinawa's eventual invasion in 1609. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Samurai Archives Bookstore: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20 Samurai Archives Shop (T-Shirts, etc) http://www.cafepress.com/samuraiarchives Contact...

Duration:00:35:55

EP147 The Shimazu Clan, Ryukyu, and the Bakufu P1

10/30/2018
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This episode we look at the relations between Ryukyu (Okinawa), the Shimazu clan of Satsuma province, and the Bakufu, and Okinawa's eventual invasion in 1609. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Samurai Archives Bookstore: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20 Samurai Archives Shop (T-Shirts, etc)...

Duration:00:46:17

The Medieval History of Japanese Tea - Tales of the Samurai #4

9/28/2018
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This episode we talk about the development of tea culture and the tea ceremony during the 15th and 16th century. Tea as an art began to develop throughout the late 15th and early 16th century into an activity that brought commoners, aristocrats, and Daimyo together in the tea rooms across Japan, and tea masters such as Murata Shuko, Takeno Joo, and Sen no Rikyu came to prominence. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link:...

Duration:00:49:12

EP145 The Top Ten Samurai Films of All Time P2

8/27/2018
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We're back with part two of our picks for the top 10 Samurai films of all time, finishing up with our top five, as well as the listener top five. If you're inclined to pick up some of these movies on amazon.com, please use our link, and help out the podcast: https://amzn.to/2w8d8dp Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Samurai Archives...

Duration:01:25:06

EP144 The Top Ten Samurai Films of All Time P1

7/24/2018
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You wanted it, we provided it - our list of the top ten Samurai films of all time. In this episode, myself, Mike Baker, and Michael Reid give you our top Samurai film picks. We cover number ten through number six in this episode, and we'll reveal our top five Samurai movies in the next episode. So put in your earbuds, and bring something to write on. You don't want to miss this one! Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our...

Duration:01:11:58

The Early History of Japanese Tea - Tales of the Samurai #3

6/6/2018
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In this episode we go way back to the early history of tea in Japan; where it came from, who brought it, who drank it, and why. We look at tea's trip from Buddhist medicine to a fancy high-end foreign drink, to a drink for the masses, and how it got from the monastery to the millet grubbing dirt farmers. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this...

Duration:00:28:11

EP142 Talking Tea and Philosophy with Dr. Jesse Workman

5/1/2018
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In this episode we talk to philosopher Dr. Jesse Workman about the history and philosophy of Japanese tea, and its influence on Western philosophy as well as it's dark role in the Japanese imperial government leading up to WWII. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Shop Amazon.com, suport the podcast: http://amzn.to/wnDX2j Samurai Archives...

Duration:00:55:54

EP141 Discussion of the Nara Period Military Defense Statute P2

4/3/2018
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In this episode we talk 8th century Japanese military organization as stated in the Military Defense Statute of the Yoro code. Part two of two. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Shop Amazon.com, suport the podcast: http://amzn.to/wnDX2j Samurai Archives Bookstore: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20 Samurai Archives Shop (T-Shirts, etc)...

Duration:00:54:11

EP140 Discussion of the Nara Period Military Defense Statute P1

3/1/2018
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In this episode we talk 8th century Japanese military organization as stated in the Military Defense Statute of the Yoro code. Part one of two. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Shop Amazon.com, suport the podcast: http://amzn.to/wnDX2j Samurai Archives Bookstore: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20 Samurai Archives Shop (T-Shirts, etc)...

Duration:00:37:12

EP139 Uesugi Kenshin Facts and Fictions - Guest Host Scott Patrick

1/31/2018
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In this episode, guest host Scott Patrick talks about various aspects of the facts and myths of legendary Sengoku Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin. Scott's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDx0cC-B-wE&list=PL2kqaN6M4aZ1zKeeqj17tF_MjBXZOiCQb Scott's Blog: https://samuraistories.wordpress.com/ Uesugi Kenshin thread on the Forum: http://forums.samurai-archives.com/topic/8086686/1/ Dennis Darling's Uesugi Kenshin thesis: http://www.uesugi.dk/afhandl.pdf Support the podcast on Patreon:...

Duration:00:21:47

The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Tales of the Samurai #2

12/31/2017
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Everyone knows the tale of the 47 Ronin, right? A stalwart band of righteous Bushido-inspired Samurai take revenge against a greedy and corrupt government official on behalf of their dead lord. That's the story. But what REALLY happened? What's the real story? Was Kira Yoshinaka a despicable and corrupt villain, or were the 47 Ronin 47 thugs dispensing street justice on an innocent old man in the 18th century version of a feudal drive-by? Music: https://www.bensound.com Sources:...

Duration:01:01:32

EP137 Ouchi Clan Documents and the Battle of Funaokayama P2

12/1/2017
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Part 2 of our talk about the battle of Funaokayama, where the Ouchi and Rokkaku defeated the Hosokawa in 1511, and the primary source documents that Nate translated in this research. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20 Support this podcast: Shop Amazon.com, suport the podcast: http://amzn.to/wnDX2j Samurai Archives Bookstore:...

Duration:00:23:27