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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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How to add an Avatar to your profile/posts Nov 23 2016, 08:45 PM, By kitsuno
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Regular Forum Japanese History in the News
Forum for contemporary news related to Japanese history.
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Samurai Fangirl Hero Saito Hajime's photog… Sep 30 2016, 03:50 PM, By chingwa
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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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Samurai Gaiden Dec 4 2016, 03:57 PM, By Dickjutsu
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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.
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The Sengoku Series Jun 6 2016, 01:29 PM, By Saru
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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!
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Gempei War 1180-85 by Turnbull Aug 31 2016, 06:26 AM, By owari no utsuke
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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.
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Lack of English Scholarship on 16th centur… Today, 9:44 AM, By owari no utsuke
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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.
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Books on the Tōkaidō Jun 26 2016, 05:26 PM, By JapanThis
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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.
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Romulous has a new book, coming next year. Sep 8 2016, 07:51 AM, By Wicked L
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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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Trevor Absolon's forthcoming samurai armou… Nov 29 2016, 06:52 AM, By chingwa
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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.
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Other than taigas, what historic samurai t… Today, 10:19 AM, By monty
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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.
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Inatomi Sukenao Question Dec 4 2016, 07:27 PM, By Bethetsu
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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.
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Late Victorian belt with samurai and geisha? Sep 20 2016, 12:09 PM, By BlckWntr
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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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Reconsidering Zen, Samurai, and the Martia… Nov 24 2016, 02:38 PM, By Toranosuke
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Read-only Forum Links to Japanese history/Culture blogs
This section contains links to our favorite Japanese history related blogs.
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Subforums: BrickMcBurly.com, Frog in a Well, Japan This!, Jcastle Blog, Nubui Kuduchi - A Song of Travel, The Sengoku Field Manual, The Shogun-Ki, The Yakuza Film Rundown
Redirect Forum The Samurai Archives
Link to the main Samurai Archives home page.
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Redirect Forum Archived S-A Citadel Forum
Link to the old Samurai Archives forum, archived 3/14/2015.
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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives Wiki
The Samurai Archives Japanese history wiki.
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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives Podcast
A direct link to the Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast blog.
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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives Bookstore
The Samurai Archives bookstore has all of the Japanese history related books mentioned on this forum, the podcast, and the blog. Powered by Amazon.com - support the S-A and buy your books here.
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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives Youtube Page
The Samurai Archives page on Youtube. Japanese history and culture related videos.
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The Samurai Archives Facebook page.
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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives on reddit
The Samurai Archives subreddit
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The Samurai Archives Twitter page.
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Redirect Forum The Shogun-Ki
Official blog of the Samurai Archives.
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Redirect Forum Book Reviews
Reviews of books related to Japanese history and culture.
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