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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

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...

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,...

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,...

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

EP136 Ouchi Clan Documents and the Battle of Funaokayama P1

11/4/2017
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In this episode, Nate talks about the battle of Funaokayama, where the Ouchi and Rokkaku defeated the Hosokawa in 1511, and the primary source documents that he 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:00:33:42

Seppuku: Samurai Suicide - Tales of the Samurai #1

10/9/2017
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In this episode, I go deep into the history of Samurai suicide: Seppuku, from it's legendary origins to the modern day. All aspects of Seppuku are covered, from the proper methods, the ceremony, the types of cuts, as well as the physical and medical implications of cutting your stomach. I also look at the psychology of suicide and modern suicide theory as a way to understand the Samurai mindset, and also go over a multitude of historical examples of Samurai suicide. Everything you've ever...

Duration:01:52:13

EP134 Double Harakiri - BONUS EPISODE 10

8/29/2017
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In this episode, Chris and Forest talk about the two versions of "Harakiri", the original directed by Masaki Kobayashi, and the remake directed by Takashi Miike. 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...

Duration:01:12:55

EP133 Teaching Japanese History

7/30/2017
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This episode we talk to Mike Baker, who developed and taught a Japanese history class at the university level at Worcester State University. 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:01:00:43

EP132 Okinawa: Crossing the Meiji Divide P2

6/30/2017
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In part two, Travis continues his discussion on the position Okinawa was put in during the late Edo period by the visiting Commodore Matthew Perry, and the complex associations between Okinawa, Japan, and China at the time. 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 Travis's Blog: https://chaari.wordpress.com/ Follow Travis on Twitter: @toranosukev Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:29:44

EP131 Okinawa: Crossing the Meiji Divide P1

5/30/2017
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In this episode Travis talks about his research on Okinawa. In part one, he talks about the position Okinawa was put in during the late Edo period by the visiting Commodore Matthew Perry, and the complex associations between Okinawa, Japan, and China at the time. 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 Travis's Blog: https://chaari.wordpress.com/ Follow Travis on...

Duration:00:43:05

EP130 Ninja Movies! An Interview with Mance Thompson

4/30/2017
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This episode we talk to the world's foremost Japanese ninja movie researcher Mance Thompson about the history and development of Ninja movies in Japan and their spread to the United States. He also gives his recommendations for the best Japanese ninja films, and talks about the future of the genre. 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 Mance's website: Japanese...

Duration:01:10:41

EP129 So You Want to be a Historian P2

3/22/2017
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Last episode we talked about the process of finding and getting into a graduate program for Japanese history, and this episode we talk about what actually goes on in a Japanese history graduate program, and Nate talks about the various translations that he has done at Princeton, available here: http://komonjo.princeton.edu Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on Amazon.com? Use our link:...

Duration:01:07:17

EP128 So You Want to be a Historian P1

1/4/2017
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In this episode we talk to Nate, who is currently in a PhD program for Japanese history/Asian studies. If you are thinking about becoming a historian, or are applying to graduate programs already, this episode is for you. We cover some of the variety of things that go into picking and getting into a gradate program, and what sorts of things you should take advantage of sooner than later, among other things. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives Shopping on...

Duration:00:27:32