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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

 

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. Simply stated, our mission is to bridge the gap between the popular and the academic, and to bring the world of academic Japanese history accessible to a wider audience through discussion of topics and authors in an informative but informal manner. We encourage those listeners who want to know more to seek out works by the historians and authors we reference and interview, and to contribute to the conversation. Conversely, we hope scholars can view us as a way to reach a broader, non-specialist audience and raise the bar for general understandings of Japanese history. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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Jun 6, 2018

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.

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Apr 3, 2018

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.

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Mar 1, 2018

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.

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Oct 20, 2014

In this episode we speak to Jesse Workman, Philosophy and Religious studies PhD candidate, about the interchange of ideas and religions in the ancient world, and how the early religions of Europe affected Asian thought and religion and vice versa by way of the Silk Road.  Also discussed are the insane distances...


Apr 11, 2012

In this episode, your hosts examine the development of fiat and commodity currencies in Ancient Japan and the strategies used by the ruling class to encourage the distribution of coinage, as well as methods used by the ruling class to generate wealth.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Kobata Atsushi. Coinage from the Kamakura...