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Japanese History

Regular Forum Japanese History - Beginner's Guide & Resources
This forum is a starting place for new members or people who have just started their quest into Japanese history. Feel free to post any basic starter questions here. More senior members can feel free to start topics discussing the basics of any aspects of Japanese history that they are interested in. Created threads will enter moderation status. After approval, the topic will be visible in the forum.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
S-A Podcast Discussion Megathread / FAQ Jun 6 2018, 05:28 PM, By kitsuno
Topics: 31 Replies: 253
Regular Forum Ancient Japan to Heian
This forum is for the discussion of Japanese history from its beginnings through the Heian period. Everyone is welcome to ask questions, post opinions, articles, and papers pertaining to this subject. Please, respect all members, and keep discussions on-topic and proper. Welcome!
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
The Kikuchi clan and Baekje Jun 3 2018, 05:52 AM, By Patrick
Topics: 26 Replies: 84
Regular Forum Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku
This is a forum for the study and exchange of information of Japanese Samurai history, focusing on the Kamakura period to the Sengoku (warring states) period of Japanese history.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
Questions on Oda Nobunaga Today, 5:49 PM, By kitsuno
Topics: 180 Replies: 1,119
Regular Forum The Edo Period
This is a forum for the study of the culture and history of the Edo period. Also called the Tokugawa period, it is a division of Japanese history running from the early 17th century to 1867. The period marks the governance of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which was officially established by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The period ended with the Meiji restoration, the restoration of imperial rule by the 15th and last Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
Sources for the Filthy 47's Ye Olde Feudal… May 20 2018, 07:11 PM, By chingwa
Topics: 47 Replies: 371
Regular Forum The Bakumatsu to Meiji
The latest part of the Tokugawa era, the Bakumatsu period is on of the most dynamic and romanticized era of Japanese history. It is the age of the last Samurai, of intense fighting between pro-emperor Ishin Shishi from Satsuma and Choshu, and the pro-Shogunate Shinsengumi troops. The forum also includes the Meiji period, where Japan quickly modernized and entered the modern age.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
The day after Ikedaya by Yagi Tamesaburo. Jun 8 2018, 09:32 PM, By kitsuno
Topics: 31 Replies: 100
Regular Forum Arms and Armor
This forum is for the discussion of the arms and armor of the Samurai, including the manufacture of swords and armor, as well as battlefield application.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
Strange Japanese arrowheads Jun 2 2018, 04:22 PM, By goldendragon
Topics: 25 Replies: 130

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