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  • Some of the "die for his lord and master" was a bit overstated in the war tales and later Edo history. For instance, you had people show up to muster, make sure their names were recorded, and then leave before fighting started. And you have examples of people switching sides. Heck, Ieyasu was a vassal of the Imagawa, yet he joined Nobunaga after Nobunaga killed Ieyasu's lord. Shogi...
    JL Badgley Apr 29, 2016
  • I'll need to do some more research, but it strikes me that there are pictures of mediums in white kosode and red nagabakama from period, and I wonder if this isn't connected to the origin. Of course, at the time that would have been like going out in her underwear, which might just indicate the crazy nature of a possession. Ii On Thu, Oct 1, 2015, 9:36 PM agnesvonh@^$1 [sca-jml...
    JL Badgley Oct 2, 2015
  • (Re sending with a more appropriate subject!) For those interested in the Tale of Genji, Royall Tyler has released a series of essays on it as an ebook that some may be interested in. This just came across PMJS (Pre Modern Japanese Studies) mailing list: http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Tale-Genji-Royall-Tyler-ebook/dp/B00HQ57S52/ -Ii
    JL Badgley Jul 21, 2015
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  • For those interested in the Tale of Genji, Royall Tyler has released a series of essays on it as an ebook that some may be interested in. This just came across PMJS (Pre Modern Japanese Studies) mailing list: http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Tale-Genji-Royall-Tyler-ebook/dp/B00HQ57S52/ -Ii
    JL Badgley Jul 21, 2015
  • For anyone who didn't see it elsewhere: Even though I still have some editing left to do, I'm officially making the Ryori Monogatari translation I've been working on live, and it can be found here: food.sengokudaimyo.com . For those who don't know, Ryori Monogatari is one of, if not the, oldest extant Japanese cookbook, with 20 chapters: the first 7 are lists of ingredients with...
    JL Badgley Jun 8, 2015
  • The kanji are "湯巻" (YU-MAKI), and mean "Hot water - Wrap", probably indicating its function, at least in part. If you put those into a Google search, here are some images you should find that may help: http://www.yusoku.com/shibira.html http://www.kjclub.com/jp/exchange/theme/read.php?tname=exc_board_65&uid=224443&fid=224443&thread=1000000&idx=1&page=1νmber=139554 (NOTE: The...
    JL Badgley Mar 23, 2015
  • Dictionary.goo.ne.jp says that "Kai-Awase" is a game going back to the end of the Heian era: http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/35285/m0u/ This site seems to indicate it may even go back to the Nara period: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~rp9h-tkhs/dg_kaioi.htm When searching in Japanese, try "kai-ooi" as well as "kai-awase". -Ii On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM, wodeford@^$1 [sca-jml...
    JL Badgley Feb 15, 2015
  • I'll have to go looking. I've seen sets in museums, and I'm pretty sure it is mentioned in some of the old novels. No time right now, but I'll try to remember to look tomorrow. -Ii On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:21 PM, Solveig Throndardottir nostrand@^$1 [sca-jml] < sca-jml@^$2 > wrote: Ii dono! Greetings from Solveig! Do we have a better source than Sengoku Daimyo? I tried to look up...
    JL Badgley Feb 11, 2015
  • Painted shells are definitely period. They were part of matching games (kai-awase), going back to at least the Heian period. http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/shells.html -Ii On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 8:34 PM, agnesvonh@^$1 [sca-jml] < sca-jml@^$2 > wrote: Ok so the husband and I were at the Nelson Atkins in Kansas City and my husband noticed these painted shells that they had...
    JL Badgley Feb 11, 2015
  • That sounds quite doable on its face. Ii On Feb 5, 2015 1:08 AM, "Kate Comstock comstockgirl@^$1 [sca-jml]" < sca-jml@^$2 > wrote: Greetings all, So I think we have settled on "Tsukimi (Moonviewing) with Tsukiko( aka Kateline)" for our event name. We will also make use of Maple Viewing and Chrysanthemum Festival as themes for decor. Thanks for the suggestions! I mentioned earlier...
    JL Badgley Feb 5, 2015