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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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May 18, 2020

Welcome back to our coverage of the fire at Shuri castle in Okinawa in 2019. Dr. Travs Seifman continues his discussion of the fire, its implications, and its impact on Okinawa.

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Mar 31, 2020

In late 2019, Shuri Castle in Okinawa burned down in a fire.  Multiple buildings were burned, as well as a whole host of irreplaceable cultural artifacts.  Dr. Travis Seifman talks about the history of the castle, what was lost, and what the castle means to the Okinawans.

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Jan 30, 2020

In far Northern Japan on the peripheries of the known world, an aggressive and moody child with one eye and a bad temper would come to prominence almost despite himself.

Date Masamune, AKA the "One-Eyed Dragon" would eventually become a powerful and enigmatic ruler in the far North who won the respect of some of the...