Re: [SCA-JML] true or false
- On 8/26/06, Park McKellop <squire009@...> wrote:
>First, I'm assuming we are talking about Sengoku and later, because
> How about this question, then...
> Under what circumstances would you likely find a member of the samurai class w/o his wakizashi? This might give our new reader a better idea. I know that the katana might be left at the door when entering a home, or in other situations, but I don't know of similar ones for the short sword.
I'm not sure about Kamakura and Muromachi, but I suspect that you get
a different take on things.
Swords came to symbolize that you were a warrior. From pictoral
evidence, I would say that you start to see them be a status symbol in
the Muromachi on into the Sengoku. I believe that this was further
the case when the Sword Hunt(s) took place, as it was an overt attempt
to keep swords out of 'unauthorized' (ie non-samurai) hands.
Some time during or before the Sengoku period, swords apparently
became common to wear in everyday life. I'm willing to bet a lot of
this had to do with the 'Sen' of 'Sengoku'--the chaos and anarchy of
decades of civil war has a tendancy to reward those who keep
themselves armed and vigilant.
In the Edo period, the norm appears to have been to take off your long
sword when entering a building, unless you were, as the military might
say, 'under arms'. However, a wakizashi or tanto (and before Edo
period regulations I believe that the line is rather blurred between
the two) appears to have been an acceptable accessory, rather like
wearing a utility knife on a belt. Still, I don't think that you
would necessarily keep it on you if you were in a relaxed setting,
such as your own home.
Just some observations from a tired Ii who should be cleaning up his
hotel room and getting ready to roll out tomorrow at 4am.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Franzi Dickson <fdickson@...> wrote:
> I've heard some complaints about the overuse of -ko names, but Iagree that it's probably registerable. That said, I've been poking
around google, and I haven't found any mention of period use of
'yukiko' in particular, much less with the snow kanji.
Evidently it IS registerable. There is someone named Higashiyama
Yukiko who was registered in 2003.
Saionji Why didn't I think to check the O & A earlier no Hanae
- On Aug 27, 2006, at 2:04 AM, wodeford wrote:
> Evidently it IS registerable. There is someone named HigashiyamaThat is a good sign, though it still doesn't prove that the snow
> Yukiko who was registered in 2003.
+child combination of characters was used in period. (I realize it
doesn't matter for registering the name, but it is interesting to note.)