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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.
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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.

    Historians Discuss Netflix's Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan P2

    Historians Discuss Netflix's Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan P2

    In February 2021, Netflix released a docuseries on Sengoku era Japan entitled Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan.  We continue our discussion on the docuseries with the two historians who were featured on the series, Dr. Elijah Bender and Nate Ledbetter, along with Megan Gilbert of Princeton, and Josh Badgley of the Chronicles of Japan podcast.

    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Historians Discuss Netflix's Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan P1

    Historians Discuss Netflix's Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan P1

    In February 2021, Netflix released a docuseries on Sengoku era Japan entitled Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan.  We have two historians who were featured on the series, Dr. Elijah Bender and Nate Ledbetter, along with Megan Gilbert of Princeton, and Josh Badgely of the Chronicles of Japan podcast on to talk about it.  This was a really long conversation, so here is part one, and part two, which is an additional hour and a half, will be released in a few weeks.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    EP164 Dr. Elijah Bender Talks Ghost of Tsushima P2

    EP164 Dr. Elijah Bender Talks Ghost of Tsushima P2

    In this episode, we continue our discussion with Dr. Elijah Bender about the new Playstation game Ghost of Tsushima from the perspective of a professional historian.  

    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samuraiarchives

    • 30 min
    Dr. Elijah Bender Talks Ghost of Tsushima P1

    Dr. Elijah Bender Talks Ghost of Tsushima P1

    In this episode, Dr. Elijah Bender talks about the new Playstation game Ghost of Tsushima from the perspective of a professional historian.  

    Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

    • 33 min
    The 2019 Shuri Castle Fire P2

    The 2019 Shuri Castle Fire P2

    Welcome back to our coverage of the fire at Shuri castle in Okinawa in 2019. Dr. Travs Seifman continues his discussion of the fire, its implications, and its impact on Okinawa.

    • 34 min
    The 2019 Shuri Castle Fire P1

    The 2019 Shuri Castle Fire P1

    In late 2019, Shuri Castle in Okinawa burned down in a fire.  Multiple buildings were burned, as well as a whole host of irreplaceable cultural artifacts.  Dr. Travis Seifman talks about the history of the castle, what was lost, and what the castle means to the Okinawans.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

cuzcanbraddaman ,

Really in depth conversations about Japanese History!

Thanks for all the energy you guys have dedicated to putting out this show, it really is a great doorway to getting to know Japan!

JarredWestfall ,

Awesome!

Great podcast for anyone that likes Japanese history! It is a go to for me!

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

🎎🏯👺

Informational. I’ve always enjoyed all things Japan and this is a great place for a specific aspect of their history and culture.
Now I have a question about something that I honestly feel stupid asking. In Japanese anime what are the buildings seen in Bleach (soul society buildings), Inuyasha (shrines and ancient homes), Naruto (the Hyuga clan home) called? The actual names not only the kanjis. Japanese to English would be great! Trying to write a short story but I can’t find the name of these dwellings. Anyone who knows it would mean so much if you could help me out! 😅🙏🏻

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