Sep 28, 2018
This episode we talk about the development of tea culture and the tea ceremony during the 15th and 16th century. Tea as an art began to develop throughout the late 15th and early 16th century into an activity that brought commoners, aristocrats, and Daimyo together in the tea rooms across Japan, and tea masters such as...
Aug 27, 2018
We're back with part two of our picks for the top 10 Samurai films of all time, finishing up with our top five, as well as the listener top five.
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Jul 24, 2018
You wanted it, we provided it - our list of the top ten Samurai films of all time. In this episode, myself, Mike Baker, and Michael Reid give you our top Samurai film picks. We cover number ten through number six in this episode, and we'll reveal our top five Samurai movies in the next episode. So put in your...
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.
May 1, 2018
In this episode we talk to philosopher Dr. Jesse Workman about the history and philosophy of Japanese tea, and its influence on Western philosophy as well as it's dark role in the Japanese imperial government leading up to WWII.
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