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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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Feb 20, 2015

In part two, we continue our discussion with Trevor Absolon about the Soma Noma Oi - a festival in Fukushima, Japan that has a history going back 1,000 years.  Trevor produced a documentary on the festival, and we discuss the events and history of the festival, his personal involvement, and the impact of the...


Feb 8, 2015

This episode, we talk to Trevor Absolon about the Soma Noma Oi - a festival in Fukushima, Japan that has a history going back 1,000 years.  Trevor produced a documentary on the festival, and we discuss the events and history of the festival, his personal involvement, and the impact of the 2011 tsunami that devastated...


Dec 20, 2014

For our 100th episode (and 7th bonus episode) we take it live to Mifune restaurant in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.  Chris (Twitter: @samuraiarchives), Marky Star (Twitter: @JapanThis) and Lonny (Twitter: @Rekishinotabi) get into the epic life of Tokugawa Ienari, why Kondo Isami raises his sake cup with his left hand,...


Nov 19, 2011

On October 11th, 2011, a symposium entitled "Why Ryoma Now?" was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was attended by Chris and Travis. The symposium was moderated by the head of the Sakamoto Ryoma museum in Kochi prefecture, and the panel included the 9th generation head of the Sakamoto family,...