Re: [SCA-JML] A Nihonjin Warrior in King Uther's Court
- This is a great discussion, and I have found it very helpful and
reassuring personally. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It's
reassuring to know that this type of exclusionary thinking is not
universal in the SCA. It is also inspiring to know that there are
pockets of thriving Japanese living history in various areas. It is
sad to hear that others have experienced it, especially in the West
Thank you also for clarifying the the specifics of visiting personas.
This is useful information.
I intend to do as I want with my persona, and ignore any negative
small-mindedness I receive in the future. Thanks to you all for your
On a personal note, I have been assessing my feelings over the
incidents I mentioned, and have come to an understanding of why I have
been so affected by them. While I know for a fact the comments made
by others were not meant at all in a racial way, and were not even
meant to be rude. These comments resonated some feelings deep inside
me. You see I am actually 100% nihonjin by ancestry. And being told by
westerners that Japanese are not allowed to play is not unique in my
personal history or that of my family.
- --- On Fri, 1/2/09, autumnriver <tace@...> wrote:
> My noble cousinScattered ink creates
> I thought perhaps that you had
> Offered a challenge
> Sometimes the ink can scatter
> Randomly on the paper
> Ki no Kotori
Opportunities to greet
A noble cousin.
I offer wishes for a
Hopeful and joyous new year.
Ki no Izumi