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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Oct 14, 2012

In this episode, we look at the Takeda clan during the 1560s. After Uesugi Kenshin effectively stopped Takeda Shingen in his tracks at the 4th battle of Kawanakajima in 1561, Shingen was forced to re-evaluate his goals in the region, which led to the 1560’s being a time of great change in the Takeda clan.

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Oct 1, 2012

Here is part two of our talk with Japanese armor expert and antique dealer Trevor Absolon. In this episode we talk to Trevor about his experiences in the antique armor world - including the shady ethics, questionable practices, and outright fraudulent behavior that casts a shadow over the antique armor trade in...