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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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    • 4.6 • 187 Ratings

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.

    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
    The Origin of the One-Eyed Dragon: Date Masamune - Tales of the Samurai #8

    The Origin of the One-Eyed Dragon: Date Masamune - Tales of the Samurai #8

    In far Northern Japan on the peripheries of the known world, an aggressive and moody child with one eye and a bad temper would come to prominence almost despite himself.

    Date Masamune, AKA the "One-Eyed Dragon" would eventually become a powerful and enigmatic ruler in the far North who won the respect of some of the most powerful Daimyo of his age.

    • 37 min
    Interview with Sengoku Daimyo's Chronicles of Japan Podcast host Joshua Badgley

    Interview with Sengoku Daimyo's Chronicles of Japan Podcast host Joshua Badgley

    Today I'm talking to Joshua Badgley, the host of Sengoku Daimyo's Chronicles of Japan podcast.  Get the inside scoop on this new podcast narrating the chronological history of Japan.

    • 58 min
    Travel and Tourism in Premodern Japan P2

    Travel and Tourism in Premodern Japan P2

    This episode, Marky Star, Dr. Travis Seifman, and I continue our discussion of travel and tourism in premodern Japan.

    • 44 min
    Travel and Tourism in Premodern Japan P1

    Travel and Tourism in Premodern Japan P1

    This episode I'm joined by Marky Star of the JapanThis blog, and Dr. Travis Seifman to talk about travel and tourism in premodern Japan. We have a very wide ranging conversation that includes modern Japanese tourism, where to go to find the history of Japanese Ninja Socks, and why you can no longer get a prostitute with your ramen noodles.  All that and much more!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

iankai ,

Made me fall in love with Japan all over again

This is hands down one of the most entertaining podcasts I’ve heard, it has become a daily habit at this point. They do such a great job breaking down the history into easy to grasp concepts but still maintain a level of complexity that makes you want to research the history on your own. 10/10 recommend!

cl9901 ,

Thanks for making me smart

I have a strong but amateur interest in Japanese art and history. I’ve learned so much from listening to these guys riff on history — including the ability to admit when they don’t know. Just helps make it all much more accessible and comfortable! Thank you!

SkullySvo ,

Love it!!

So happy I stumbled upon this podcast! So much awesome history packed into each show. I’ve seriously learned more from this podcast than in some of my college history courses! Thanks for making my daily commute so much more enjoyable!

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