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The Shogun's Estate

Regular Forum Oshirase
Check here for announcements and information about the Samurai Archives page, as well as associated information and announcements.
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Support the forum and podcast on Patreon Jul 20 2017, 11:37 AM, By kitsuno
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Regular Forum Japanese History in the News
Forum for contemporary news related to Japanese history.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
Workers unearth 1500 year old armor and sword Feb 16 2018, 02:39 PM, By ltdomer98
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Regular Forum Blogs and Podcasts
If you have a blog post or podcast episode dealing with Japanese history or culture, or follow one and want to let everyone know about it, post the link here (unless there is another sub-forum that is more appropriate). You can post individual posts/episodes or a link to the blog or podcast itself.
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Japanese equivalent of SA? Jan 30 2018, 08:02 PM, By Tatsunoshi
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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 Jan 31 2018, 01:44 PM, By kitsuno
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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 Feb 1 2018, 03:14 AM, By Bethetsu
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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
The Echizen Kubo Feb 16 2018, 08:19 AM, By RemmySkye
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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
Hunting in the Edo Period Feb 16 2018, 05:18 AM, By Fijure
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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
'Japanese Wives' Feb 6 2018, 07:00 AM, By JoshHistoryland
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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.
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Yoshimoto's Samonji sword to be remade Feb 9 2018, 12:42 PM, By owari no utsuke
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Japanese Culture

Regular Forum Japanese Entertainment
A forum for the discussion of all things Japanese entertainment, from Japanese Movies, Anime, video games, and Manga to Television and J-pop. Please refer to the specific sub-forum for posting. Posting is turned off for this category forum.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
NHK New Years Samurai Drama . Today, 11:38 AM, By Wicked L
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Subforums: The Samurai Film, Japanese Literature Forum, TV, Movies, Anime, Manga & Gaming
Regular Forum Japanese Language
This forum is for the discussion of the Japanese language, literature, and Japanese language learning.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
Langfocus on Japanese Language Jan 26 2018, 12:08 AM, By Sam
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Regular Forum Japanese Art and Religion
This is a forum for the discussion of traditional Japanese arts such as ukiyo-e and woodblock prints, Noh drama and theater, as well as the traditional architecture, and Japanese religion, including Shinto and Buddhism.
Moderated By: Daimyo, Shogun
Samurai buttons Nov 28 2017, 10:13 PM, By shiranuisen
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Regular Forum Martial Arts
This is a forum for the discussion of the martial and weapon arts of Japan.
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Swords as Gifts Nov 26 2017, 09:21 PM, By Kurogami
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