- --- In email@example.com, "esquire122" <watkijm@a...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,There's nothing to apologize for.
> Effingham writes:
> >Why? I'm sorry, but this makes no sense. Think of the comparable
> >European model. "I'm doing Agincourt or a tournament, but I want to
> >look like I'm at a feast instead of in the field."
> Perhaps it is my lack of expertise in Japanese history and culture
> that is the cause of confusion. For this, I apologize.
> A Katana would look out of place with European battlefield garbAh. You should probably watch a couple of films (I recommend "Ran,"
> so I began to investigate the possibility of a Japanese persona and
> clothing so that it would complement the katana and not clash.
> I am afraid, owing to my lack of knowledge of Japanese culture
> and history that I may not speak precisely enough to be
> understood. I simply like the look of a fighter on the battlefield
> who shows no armor but you "understand" it is worn under garb.
"Kagemusha," and "Samurai Banners" as big-budget battle-fests to see
what a Japanese battlefield looks like. As a rule, you don't fight
without armour, unless you're caught up in a street brawl of some sort.
> If the Edo period is out of SCA period, then I understand. I willPshaw! (I think that's how it's spelled. <G>) Ask away! There are
> try to do more research before asking questions so that at least
> they will be framed with a more appropriate understanding of how I
> wish to appear on the battlefield, if I indeed pursue a Japanese
> battlefied persona as I have desired.
several ways to find out things, and one of the easier ones is to ask
for direction, info, and help. If you hadn't asked, you wouldn't have
Most of us are rather helpful, though I can be a bit... um... spicy at