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Book Announcement: An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors

Samurai An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan’s samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Tradition in Modern Photography

All over Japan, cities, towns, and villages seek to capture their traditions in a variety of ways. Whether it is promoting the local food, celebrating a local festival, or just remembering the deep traditions and past that are a part … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Problems on Twitter

This July, a new Twitter account appeared, and began tweeting out incredible small-scale, everyday, “truth is stranger than fiction” sort of stories about life in Edo period Japan. I tried to commit a drowning love-suicide with a Shinagawa prostitute, but … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan Oleg Benesch Oxford University Press. “Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the ‘way of the samurai’ – bushidō – which is popularly viewed as a defining … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard by an Edo Samurai

The translators and editors are delighted to announce the publication from Columbia University Press of Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard by an Edo Samurai, translated by Mark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Miyazaki Fumiko, Anne Walthall, and … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Samurai: The Warrior Transformed

Date: March 7, 2012 – September 3, 2012 Time: 10 AM – 6PM Daily Location: Washington D.C. Price: Exhibition included in National Geographic Museum Admission; Adults – $8; Members/Military/Seniors (over 62)/Students/Groups (25+) – $6; Children (ages 5-12) – $4; School & youth … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Samurai Archives

As someone finishing up a Master’s degree in late medieval Japanese history, I understand how frustrating finding resources in English can be. Therefore, today we’re going to feature a site for studying Japanese history that I’ve too long neglected to … Continue reading

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Call for papers: pre-modern warrior studies

In case anyone is in Japan now or will be come June 2011, there is a call for papers out on pre-modern warriors panel for the Meiji Gakuin University‘s Asian Studies Japan Conference, held next at the International Christian University. … Continue reading

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