Re: [SCA-JML] Kegutsu
- On 11/13/06, sekinakagawa@... <sekinakagawa@...> wrote:
>I have to agree here. For a 'reenactment' purpose it would be more
> Greetings and well met!
> I feel that there is reason in your thoughts, and your opinion is very
> well welcome, however, been the choice, wearing combat boot, tennis shoes,
> waraji (which my personal believe is anyone going into the field of combat wearing
> those is definitely a bigger man than I or insane), and wearing well built
> (even reinforce) kegutsu, I take the kegutsu as they complement the armor.
> But I do agree with your general point of view.
appropriate to have waraji (and maybe have tabi). However, I know
some SCA kingdoms require full coverage of the foot, and waraji do
require some time to get used to them (and time to make, remake, etc.)
In addition, people are not running around barefoot and toughening up
their feet as much as they used to just by daily life in Medieval
Japan. Our modern footwear keeps our feet relatively soft.
Thus, when if it is between kegutsu and modern shoes, I'd go with the kegutsu.
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> Maybe you could subscribe to some of the top journals . . . ones inI do subscribe to Monumenta Nipponica and the Journal of Asian
> Japanese would be a good start.
Studies. Subscribing to Japanese journals is a bit more difficult at
> Otherwise, I don't see the point in discussing issues if you areThe tone of this "discussion" is becoming unnecessarily snarky. As I
> unwilling to read and study
> contrary viewpoints.
recall, you began this particular exchange by making an
Providing citations afterwards is laudable, but becoming petulant
when people do not immediately read your citations despite the fact
that it requires time to track them down is simply unreasonable.
Regardless, as I recall, your assertion was that there were more
female samurai in a single SCA barony than in all of pre-modern
Japan. This is an astonishingly strong statement. It requires an
incidence of female samurai in ALL of premodern Japanese history so
low as to be effectively zero. Even one female samurai in all of
Japan every few generations or so would over the course of several
hundred years exceed the total population of all but the largest SCA
baronies. Further, at least some of the females of my acquaintance
who do engage in martial activities do in fact affect masculine
persona while doing so. So, please at least clarify whether these
females whom you object to are in fact asserting themselves to be
undisguised amazonian warriors from premodern Japan. Finally, I
wonder whether your objections also extend to women playing flutes or
other ostensibly masculine instruments.
Your Humble Servant