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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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Forum How To and Features Mar 26 2015, 07:12 PM, By Samurai Archives Bot
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Regular Forum Samurai Archives Podcast
Discussion area for the Samurai Archives Japanese History podcast. Got an idea for an episode, or a question about a past episode? Here's your spot for all things podcast.
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Podcast EP106 Sex, Seduction, and Status -… Apr 15 2015, 03:08 AM, By JapanThis
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Regular Forum Japanese History in the News
Forum for contemporary news related to Japanese history.
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400th Anniversary of the Siege of Osaka Mar 20 2015, 02:14 PM, By Rekishi no Tabi
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Regular Forum Japanese History - The Beginner's Guide
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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Japan Scholars on Twitter Apr 17 2015, 03:49 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.
What does Chōfu mean? (Part Deux) Apr 13 2015, 08:14 PM, By JapanThis
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Japanese History

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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Kyoto and Hieizan Mar 30 2015, 08:51 PM, By Tatsunoshi
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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
偵察? Recon in the premodern period Apr 16 2015, 06:15 AM, By JapanThis
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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
LIVE READ: Peasant Protests and Uprisings … Apr 16 2015, 03:23 PM, By kitsuno
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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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The Rōshigumi's trek from Denzū-in to Mi… Apr 16 2015, 06:11 PM, By JapanThis
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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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Uchigatana and Tachi Apr 10 2015, 03:29 PM, By J. L. Badgley
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Regular Forum (No New Posts) The Samurai Film
A forum for the discussion of movies, jidai-geki, and fiction of the Samurai, from Taiga drama to Kurosawa and beyond.
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Japanese Culture

Regular Forum Japanese Language
This forum is for the discussion of the Japanese language, literature, and Japanese language learning.
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Hokkaido Japanese Mar 31 2015, 06:46 PM, By kitsuno
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Regular Forum Modern Japan
This is a forum for the discussion of the political and cultural issues of modern (post Meiji-era) Japan - travel, English teaching, foreign exchange, politics, international relations, etc. This forum is open to all registered members.
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Man bicycles home with arrow in his thigh Apr 16 2015, 03:15 PM, By Rekishi no Tabi
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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.
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Review of Kitano Takeshi's "Brother" (2000… Mar 24 2015, 09:45 AM, By kitsuno
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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
Year 12 Research Project Survey Apr 1 2015, 01:04 AM, By nagaeyari
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Regular Forum (No New Posts) Japanese Literature Forum
A group for the discussion of classic and modern Japanese literature and drama, as well as reading and writing in fiction genres related to Japan.
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Regular Forum (No New Posts) Martial Arts
This is a forum for the discussion of the martial and weapon arts of Japan.
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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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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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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives on Facebook
The Samurai Archives Facebook page.
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Redirect Forum Samurai Archives on Twitter
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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  • Apr 15 2015, 02:36 AM
    ltdomer98: 奥三河、家に居るぜ~
  • Apr 14 2015, 10:46 PM
    JapanThis: Is the shoutbox for making shout outs? "Oshi Domain reprazent!"
  • Apr 3 2015, 11:46 AM
    kitsuno: S-A Podcast EP107 Drops in 2 days.
  • Mar 22 2015, 04:04 AM
    ltdomer98: I can't wait until someone tries to use this, thinking it's the search window.
  • Mar 20 2015, 05:25 AM
    kitsuno: New episode of the podcast drops tonight
  • Mar 19 2015, 08:36 AM
    kitsuno: did an ep on Orientalism with PhD candidate Jesse Workman last month.
  • Mar 19 2015, 03:12 AM
    ltdomer98: Jesse?
  • Mar 16 2015, 11:20 AM
    kitsuno: The next one is a two part gender issues one. More interesting than it sounds.
  • Mar 15 2015, 04:35 PM
    Tatsunoshi: Is that the one Jesse's doing? Can't wait to hear that.
  • Mar 15 2015, 06:20 AM
    kitsuno: Currently editing the next ep of the S-A podcast. By far the worst part.

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