Re: [SCA-JML] First Japanese contact with Europe?
And that's totally cool...I just cringe when I start
to hear the "I was captured by pirates who dumped me
off in the ocean and then I was rescued by a viking
longboat, lived with them until they raided the coast
of England and I got left behind, met a wandering
Irishman who took me in....and that's why I wear a
kilt with my kosode and a viking helmet when I fight."
--- Elaine Koogler <ekoogler@...> wrote:
> I understand. Note that I said "imagine"....and__________________________________________________
> that's what I have done. I
> have never claimed that it really happened...just
> that it could have! I
> think that's one of the great things about the
> SCA...we each can choose a
> persona story that suits us. I know it's not
> historically accurate, or at
> least I don't have any documentation to prove that
> they got to England.
> However, I can "imagine" that they might have. And
> I have made it clear to
> all who have asked about my persona story that it is
> something I have created
> out of my rather overactive imagination.
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- Adding more fuel to the fire,
Now if I can find my reference, In the late 16th century France, they did have some maki-e lacquered, paper-maiche endtables and trays of Japanese origin.
You did not have to go to Japan to get them, but if you had money $$$, you could get them to come to you. Oh and by the way, this did spark a big interest in paper-maiche products by the 17th century, which died out by the end of the 17th century.
Someone was asking about trying to have some sort of Western contact.
I was exploring the limits of such possibilities. I am not saying
that we have stamped passport books for people going farther West
than India. If you will reread my original posting, I used the word
"speculate" in it and then went on to say that persona story speculation
Your Humble Servant