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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 2, 2012

In part 2 of our interview with Trevor Absolon we continue our discussion on Samurai armor.   Trevor talks about the different approaches to collecting Samurai armor, advice for potential collectors, as well as comments on such things as Kawari Kabuto and armor with “battle damage”, and a whole lot more.

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Toraba Japanese Samurai Armours

Toraba Bookstore

Sengoku Daimyo, Anthony J. Bryant's website

Bryant, Anthony J. Sekigahara 1600: The Final Struggle for Power Osprey Publishing (September 11, 1995)

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