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Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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Great podcast

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This is a rich, well told and well researched podcast. Love it

Excellent Podcast

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The more you know about Japanese history, the better, but it's still good for beginners.

iTunes Ratings

152 Ratings
Average Ratings
119
16
5
6
6

Great podcast

By parumparum - Mar 28 2019
Read more
This is a rich, well told and well researched podcast. Love it

Excellent Podcast

By Some guy #327 - Jun 15 2018
Read more
The more you know about Japanese history, the better, but it's still good for beginners.
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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

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Rank #1: EP122 Busting the Myths of the Samurai P1

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In this episode, your hosts go back to basics and bust the popular myths of the Samurai.  They look at Loyalty, Honor, who could become Samurai, Seppuku, and other myths and misconceptions of the Samurai.  This  episode is part one of two.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Conlan, Thomas. The Culture of Force and Farce: Fourteenth-Century Japanese Warfare No. 2000-2001. Harvard University, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, 2000. http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/pdfs/conlan.pdf

 Conlan, Thomas D.  State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan Univ of Michigan Center for; illustrated edition edition (July 2003) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1929280238

Friday, Karl. Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan (Warfare and History) Routledge; New edition edition (December 29, 2003) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0415329639

Friday, Karl. Valorous butchers: The art of war during the golden age of the samurai Japan Forum. Vol. 5. No. 1. Taylor & Francis Group, 1993. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09555809308721474?journalCode=rjfo20

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Jan 19 2016

43mins

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Rank #2: Seppuku: Samurai Suicide - Tales of the Samurai #1

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In this episode, I go deep into the history of Samurai suicide: Seppuku, from it's legendary origins to the modern day.  All aspects of Seppuku are covered, from the proper methods, the ceremony, the types of cuts, as well as the physical and medical implications of cutting your stomach.  I also look at the psychology of suicide and modern suicide theory as a way to understand the Samurai mindset, and also go over a multitude of historical examples of Samurai suicide.  Everything you've ever wanted to know about Seppuku but were afraid to ask is all right here.

A list of all sources can be found here: http://forums.samurai-archives.com/single/?p=10043874&t=10256348

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Oct 09 2017

1hr 52mins

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Rank #3: EP10 Intro to Japanese History P1 - Prehistory

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For part one of our Introduction to Japanese History series, we’ll be starting at the beginning of the earliest history of the Japanese archipelago and the changes that took place in culture and technology from the Paleolithic period to the Jomon period, which takes us from prehistory to approximately 300BC.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

http://japanesearchaeology.com/

Aikens, C. Prehistory of Japan (Studies in Archaeology) Academic Pr, September 1982 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0120452804

Barnes, Gina. The Rise of Civilization in East Asia Thames & Hudson, July 1, 1999 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0500279748

Batten, Bruce. Gateway to Japan: Hakata in War And Peace, 500-1300 Univ of Hawaii Press, March 2006 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0824830296

Hudson, Mark. Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands Univ of Hawaii Press, March 2006 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0824821564

Imamura, Keiji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspectives On Insular East Asia Routledge, October 24, 1996 http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1857286170

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Jul 18 2011

42mins

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Rank #4: EP79 Nobunaga's Ambition - BONUS EPISODE 2

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Welcome to the second bonus episode from the history podcast that never was, Chris and Forest talk Japanese history (often while drinking beer).  Because the original concept was to create a seperate podcast, it should be stated that opinions expressed are their own, and do not reflect the views of anyone not present for this podcast.

And with that - Regardless of whether you think of Oda Nobunaga as a hero or villain, it can't be disputed that he was a brutal tyrant responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of men, women, and children on his quest to unify Japan under his control.  Was Nobunaga simply a product of his era, or was there something more to the man who built a path towards national unification with the gilded skulls of his enemies?  We look at the life of Oda Nobunaga, and try to shed some light on his outlook and ambitions.

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Dec 21 2013

1hr 14mins

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Rank #5: The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Tales of the Samurai #2

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 Everyone knows the tale of the 47 Ronin, right?  A stalwart band of righteous Bushido-inspired Samurai take revenge against a greedy and corrupt government official on behalf of their dead lord.  That's the story.  But what REALLY happened?  What's the real story?  

Was Kira Yoshinaka a despicable and corrupt villain, or were the 47 Ronin 47 thugs dispensing street justice on an innocent old man in the 18th century version of a feudal drive-by?  

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Sources: http://forums.samurai-archives.com/single/?p=10080052&t=10256348

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Patreon Special Thanks: Luis

Dec 31 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: EP91 The Pacific War - Japan from Manchuria to Midway in WWII

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In this episode, Forest leads a talk on Japan's thinking going into World War Two.  With the benefit of hindsight, it becomes apparent that Japan's plan going into WWII was based on a collection of flawed assumptions, and was tied to the misguided hope that the US will to fight could be broken in a reasonably short period of time with a "decisive battle" - before the tremendous industrial and military potential of America could be fully brought to bear.  In part one, we follow the Japanese from the start of the war to Japan's devastating defeat at the battle of Midway.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Ugaki, Matome. Fading Victory: The Diary of Admiral Matome Ugaki Naval Institute Press; Reprint edition (March 17, 2008)

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Aug 06 2014

39mins

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Rank #7: EP59 Politics of the Edo Period P1

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In this episode, resident Edo period expert Travis takes us through an introduction to the politics and governmental systems of the Edo period of Japanese history. This is part 1 of 2.

Mentioned in this Podcast: 

Seals of Red and Letters of Gold - An Interview With Travis Seifman http://samuraiarchives.podbean.com/2011/04/25/seals-of-red-and-letters-of-gold-an-interview-with-travis-seifman/

EP49 The Sengoku Daimyo Domain as Political State P1 http://samuraiarchives.podbean.com/2012/08/18/ep49-the-sengoku-daimyo-domain-as-political-state-p1/

EP50 The Sengoku Daimyo Domain as Political State P2 http://samuraiarchives.podbean.com/2012/09/03/ep50-the-sengoku-daimyo-domain-as-political-state-p2/

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Jan 23 2013

28mins

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Rank #8: EP113 You Can't Spell "Bushido" Without "Bull"

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There's a good chance that everything you know about Bushido is wrong.

In this episode, which is a rebroadcast of an episode that was done for the Martial Thoughts podcast, Nate talks about the history, progression, and roots of the "code", concept, and mythology of Bushido - the Way of the Samurai.  

Mentioned in this podcast:

Benesch, Oleg. Inventing the Way of the Samurai  Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 11, 2014) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0198706626

Nitobe, Inazo. Bushido, the Soul of Japan  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 13 edition (February 10, 2013) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1482509733

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Jul 08 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: EP81 Nobunaga's Motley Crew - BONUS EPISODE 3

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Welcome to the third bonus episode with your hosts Chris and Forest.  In this bonus episode, your hosts look at Oda Nobunaga's retainer band.  One thing that sets the Sengoku daimyo Oda Nobunaga apart from his contemporaries was his willingness to employ primarily young men of ability who lacked rank or lineage.  The unorthodox composition of Nobunaga's retainer band is perhaps both a reflection of his own unorthodox nature, and a result of a lack of old, traditional retainer families attached to the Oda clan, and a factor in his success. Don't forget, opinions expressed in the bonus episodes do not reflect the views or opinions of anyone not present.  With that, enjoy!

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Feb 03 2014

56mins

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Rank #10: EP116 Samurai Clans, Houses, and Families P1

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Samurai would go to great lengths to protect and glorify their names in action and in battle.  In this episode, we look at the value placed on the Samurai "name" in the context of individuals, clans, Samurai houses, and families. We also look at the corporation-like structure of Sengoku period Samurai houses, where blood was less important than the continuation of the "name".

Mentioned in this podcast:

Spafford, David. What’s in a Name?: House Revival, Adoption, and the Bounds of Family in Late Medieval Japan Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Volume 74, Number 2, December 2014 pp. 281-329 https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/harvard_journal_of_asiatic_studies/toc/jas.74.2.html

Spafford, David. A Sense of Place: The Political Landscape in Late Medieval Japan Harvard University Asia Center; 1 edition (September 9, 2013)  http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0674726731

Murakami, Yasusuke. Ie Society as a Pattern of Civilization Journal of Japanese Studies 10, no. 2 (1984): 279-363

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Aug 31 2015

29mins

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Rank #11: The Samurai and the Evolutionary Psychology of Violence and Warfare - Tales of the Samurai #5

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Have you ever wondered where our human propensity for violence and history of warfare comes from?  Why there is such an established history of violence among humans, and why are we so good at killing and conducting war? 

In this episode, we look at the evolutionary psychology that drives our violent behaviors through the lens of Japanese history to answer these questions and more.

Outtro Music: Sex audio & video by Asian Women on the Telephone

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Patreon Special Thanks: Luis, Cody Makua Burks, Marty Brennan

Feb 25 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: EP98 Samurai, Bushido, and Death - BONUS EPISODE 6 - P2

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In part two of our philosophical musings on Samurai, Bushido, and death, Chris and Forest look at how one's perception of reality constrains and shapes thier outlook and actions, and would have surely shaped the views and actions of the Samurai.  The intent in going off to battle as a Samurai wasn't to valiantly seek death, but to survive and prosper.  However, since death was always on the table, the goal was to, if nothing else, gain utility from their death - furthering their name, their family, and thier clan - because cowardice in battle was a sure way to get your family put to the sword during the Sengoku period.  But, above all, Samurai were human, and whatever their personal plans were for combat, as Mike Tyson once said, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face", and snap decisions ruled the day in the heat of battle - some men rose up and brought glory, and others folded in a messy heap.

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Nov 20 2014

33mins

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Rank #13: EP53 The Takeda Clan in the 1560s

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In this episode, we look at the Takeda clan during the 1560s. After Uesugi Kenshin effectively stopped Takeda Shingen in his tracks at the 4th battle of Kawanakajima in 1561, Shingen was forced to re-evaluate his goals in the region, which led to the 1560’s being a time of great change in the Takeda clan.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Kagemusha: http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/B00005JLEJ

Shogun-ki: Why Kawanakajima? http://shogun-yashiki.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-kawanakajima-shingen-and-kenshins.html

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Oct 14 2012

38mins

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Rank #14: EP71 Barbarians at the Northern Gates - Russian Incursions During the Edo Period P2

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In part two of our podcast on the Russian incursions into the Kuril island chain and Japanese territories during the Edo period, we continue to look at the sailors, misfits, and adventurers of the Okhotsk sea region, as well as the history of land grabbing and politics that led to the current occupation of the Kuril island chain by Russia.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Golovnin, Vassilii Mikhailovich. Memoirs of a Captivity in Japan http://archive.org/details/memoirsofcaptivi01golouoft

Lensen, George. Early Russo-Japanese Relations The Far Eastern Quarterly Vol. 10, No. 1 (Nov., 1950), pp. 2-37  www.jstor.org/stable/2049650

Tooke, William. View of the Russian Empire during the reign of Catharine the Second, and to the close of the present century (1799) http://archive.org/details/viewofrussianemp01tookuoft

Wildes, Harry. Russia's Attempts to Open Japan Russian Review Vol. 5, No. 1 (Autumn, 1945) http://www.jstor.org/stable/125540

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Aug 16 2013

36mins

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Rank #15: EP72 An Introduction to Kabuki P1

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In this episode, your hosts give you an introduction to Kabuki, Japan's traditional theater.  This is part one of two.

An example of Kabuki from the play Sanmon Gosan no Kiri: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLMy69smJz8

Mentioned in this podcast:

Shively, Donald. Bakufu Versus Kabuki Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Vol. 18, No. 3/4 (Dec., 1955)  http://www.jstor.org/stable/2718437

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Sep 03 2013

28mins

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Rank #16: EP40 Samurai as Commander - Q&A with Nate Ledbetter

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In this episode we finish off our battle of Nagashino series with an interview and Q&A with Nate Ledbetter, author of "Samurai as Commander: The Battle of Nagashino (1575) and the Military Decision-Making Process". The focus of our interview today is the battle itself.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Higuchi Takaharu. Karyoku no Tairyô Tônyû o Kyodai na Senryoku Toshite Katsuyô. Nagashino no Tatakai. Tokyo: Gakken Publishing, 2010. Print. Pp 72-77.

Higuchi Takaharu. Saigo ni Ketteida wo Ataeta Kiba Gundan ha Sonzai Shita!Nagashino no Tatakai. Tokyo: Gakken Publishing, 2010. Print. Pp. 66-71.

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Mar 25 2012

59mins

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Rank #17: EP38 The Military Decision Making Process in Analyzing Nagashino

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This episode we interview Nate about using the US Military’s Military Decision Making Process as a tool to analyze the battle of Nagashino and other sengoku period battles.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Lamers, Jeroen. Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered Hotei Publishing (November 2001) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/9074822223

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Feb 26 2012

56mins

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Rank #18: EP106 Sex, Seduction, and Status - Women in Classical and Feudal Japan P1

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In part one of our look at women in feudal Japan, Nate and Travis look at the tales of seduction of Genji and his ilk during the Hiean period, and discuss how issues of inheritance, property rights and politics changed for women during the medieval age.

 Mentioned in this podcast:

Tonomura, Hitomi. Black Hair and Red Trousers: Gendering the Flesh in Medieval Japan The American Historical Review Vol. 99, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 129-154 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2166165

Morris, Ivan. The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan Kodansha USA (June 15, 1994) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/1568360290

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Mar 21 2015

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Rank #19: EP49 The Sengoku Daimyo Domain as Political State P1

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Contrary to popular belief, every Sengoku Daimyo didn't see Japan as a giant game-board, or have the intention of "taking control of the realm". Most Daimyo were simply trying to survive and maintain their own holdings. By looking at Sengoku Daimyo and Daimyo domains through the lense of International Relations Theory, your hosts contend that the concept of "taking over Japan" may have been one that evolved gradually over the decades, rather than being an actual "goal" of the Sengoku period Daimyo from the start. This episode is part one of two.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Arnesen, Peter. The Medieval Japanese Daimyo: The Ouchi Family's Rule of Suo and Nagato Yale University Press (1979) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/B000PSGVY6

Berry, Mary E. Hideyoshi (Harvard East Asian Monographs) Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University (January 1, 1989) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/0674390261

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Aug 19 2012

43mins

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Rank #20: EP39 The Narrative and Analysis of the Battle of Nagashino

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In this episode, Nate gives a narrative of the events of the battle of Nagashino, and his analysis of what happened on the battlefield. Find out how the battlefield was set up, troops arrayed, and how the battle went down in the 5th month of 1575.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Elisonas, J. and Lamers, J. The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga BRILL (June 22, 2011) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/9004201629

Sadler, A.L. Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu Tuttle Publishing (July 10, 2009) http://astore.amazon.com/samurai-20/detail/4805310421

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Mar 11 2012

55mins

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