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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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Oct 24, 2019

This episode I'm joined by Marky Star of the JapanThis blog, and Dr. Travis Seifman to talk about travel and tourism in premodern Japan. We have a very wide ranging conversation that includes modern Japanese tourism, where to go to find the history of Japanese Ninja Socks, and why you can no longer get a prostitute with...


Sep 27, 2019

In this episode we continue our discussion of Japan's place in the "Chinese World Order". For thousands of years China was the center of culture and commerce in East Asia, and disseminated trade and political systems and ideology through a tribute system, which Japan had a complicated relationship with.

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Aug 27, 2019

In this episode we discuss Japan's place in the "Chinese World Order". For thousands of years China was the center of culture and commerce in East Asia, and disseminated trade and political systems and ideology through a tribute system, which Japan had a complicated relationship with.

Support the podcast on Patreon


Jul 22, 2019

By the mid-1550's, Mori Motonari had expanded and consolidated his power base considerably.  But with the Ouchi, Otomo, and Amako threats ever present, it was only a matter of time before the Mori clan would be thrust into an all out war for the West.

Outro music "Two Swords" by _ghost

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Jun 20, 2019

Early in the Sengoku period in 1523, Mori Motonari became the unexpected head of a scrappy little warrior house in Aki province, caught between two powerful warring clans.
Motonari would eventually parlay his small holdings into one of the most powerful Samurai families in all of Western Japan.  This is the story of his...