Blog Posts - Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Visiting the Sanada Clan

My daughter and I have been enthusiastic and faithful viewers of this year’s NHK Taiga drama, “Sanada Maru.” We looked forward to visiting the Numata Castle ruins in Gunma Prefecture and, most of all, Ueda Castle in Nagano.At the Numata Castle...
by Japan Visitor on Dec 7, 2016

Odoi Hideyoshi's Kyoto Wall

御土居The Odoi is an historic fortification built by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi to protect Kyoto in the late 16th century.The Odoi was a system of rudimentary earth works and moats incorporating existing streams and rivers that encircled the histo...
by Japan Visitor on Dec 19, 2014

Three Japanese Authors

For a few years now I have nurtured an interest in Japan and its culture. Lately I have been searching far and wide for English translations of Japanese fiction, and often the Japan Times will turn me on to a potential choice.Recently I have read Se...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 5, 2014

Twenty-six Martyrs Museum Nagasaki

二十六聖人記念館The memorial to the Twenty-six Martyrs and the adjoining Twenty-six Martyrs Museum in Nagasaki commemorates the twenty-six men who were crucified on the orders of warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi on February 5, 1597 on Nishizak...
by Japan Visitor on Jan 23, 2014

Himeji Castle, Himeji

Himeji Castle is staggeringly beautiful. I’m not prone to hyperbole – in fact, if anything, my English nature tends toward understatement more often than not. When I say, then, that Himeji Castle is one of the finest castles left standing...
by Troo Adventure on Apr 22, 2013

Japan's seclusion to the world and the Philippines

Iyemitsu Tokugawa (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)In 1635, the third Tokugawa shogun, Iyemitsu (Iemitsu) Tokugawa (reigned: 1623-1651), issued the Sakoku Edict of 1635. The edict enforced the restriction of Japanese migration out of the Japanese Empire...
by The Young Filipino Historian on Dec 24, 2012

Funimation Licenses Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings Film

North American anime distributor Funimation announced at its Katsucon panel on Saturday that it licensed Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings: The Movie. The company plans to release it on home video in the fourth quarter of 2012. Released in Japan as Sengo...
by Anime @ on Feb 20, 2012

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