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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:56 PM

Where have all the great swords gone..

https://www.nytimes....esultPosition=6

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:36 PM

Growing up during a time of war..

https://www.japantim...r/#.XksEM-vGKK0

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:53 PM

Interesting. Thanks.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 01:37 PM

Nagashino sences of battle

https://www.tokugawa...01907合戦図new.pdf

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 04:56 PM

Taryu-jidai

http://uk.hokushinit...com/taryu-jiai/

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 10:48 AM

About 70 years ago, a meeting of very-senior Sensei was convened at the Kodokan to discuss how to judge all budoka on a level playing field. What came out of that meeting was the concept of Seiteigata, or the common set of kata, that can be used for fair grading of a budoka's skill, no matter which ryūha (school) he or she was trained in.

 

For example, Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) Iaido (制定) has a total of 12 kata that all iaidoka must perform to be awarded rank. So, rather than ryūha-yaburi, where a ryūha could be literally annihilated, or even dōjō-yaburi, where the other school's training hall was destroyed, martial arts now had a "gentler" way of grading...an excellent idea right after World War II.

 

Good find, Peter.


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:44 PM

Gunbai blog..

https://gunbai-milit...ry.blogspot.com

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 03:49 AM

Interesting article, but the author isn't exactly an expert on Nihonto.


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:40 AM

The war dead in modern Japan

https://www.rekihaku.../pdf/102006.pdf


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 09:37 AM

Story of the Shonentai youth corps..by Paul Martin

http://japan-forward...onmatsu-castle/

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:40 PM

Paul always writes well.


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 12:57 AM

Nothing we havent seen before but this lad does it well. Also good to hear pronunciation different parts of the koshirae. I have to work on my tsuka.

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 03:15 PM

Reader with sources in translation..

https://www.ruhr-uni...se00_gesamt.pdf

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:47 PM

Concept of territory in Edo and Meiji periods..

https://www.jiia-jic...i_Periods01.pdf

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 09:42 AM

Pilgrimage in Japan..

https://refubium.fu-...e=1&isAllowed=y

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 08:19 PM

I think it will be awhile before we see many pilgrimages, unless they're lemmings.Yeah, I know that's a myth, too, but the disease isn't.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:47 AM

Changes of social classes during the Tokugawa period..

https://repository.k...ecb0031_056.pdf

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 02:16 PM

Interesting, & much isn't at all what I've found in my studies.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 06:21 PM

Very interesting .


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:01 PM

Mabiki..

https://www.jstage.j...4/30_4_155/_pdf

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 07:02 PM

Wow! Never heard about that before.


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:36 PM

Children of the mist..

https://www.japantim...y/#.Xm0iyuvGKrU

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 03:26 AM

I've been there - beautiful place.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 10:01 PM

Weddings of shogun's daughters..

https://repository.u...07&context=ealc

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:00 AM

Memorial exhibition..

https://www.city.hag...50flier_eng.pdf

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:18 AM

"...and failed to be killed"? An odd turn of phrase.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:00 PM

Art of the Japanese sword and shinto..

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=J7o4I73pnvg

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:35 AM

Haiku in english..

https://mainichi.jp/english/haiku/1

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