Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – The Siege of Inabayama Castle – Extra History – #2

Welcome back to the Sengoku Jidai Last time we left off with Oda Nobunaga ascendant after his surprising victory over the Imagawa. And the young Tokugawa Ieyasu aligning himself and his clan with the victorious Oda. Now we enter a period of consolidation. As Nobunaga tries to strengthen his holdings, Continue Reading

Early Japan Religion, Buddhism + Shinto (Are the Warrior Monks Here Already?) | History of Japan 43

You like religious wars, right? They’re fun. When two religions meet, things can get ugly, and things getting ugly means more views YES. But did Shinto and Buddhism war it out? What the heck did people believe back then? And what is blood pollution? So the Japanese worshipped what we Continue Reading

Life in Kofun Japan (Punishment and Religion) | History of Japan 12

The aristocracy during the Kofun Period lived lavish lives. Thanks to constant contact with the Korean Peninsula, the elites embraced Chinese and Korean culture. We know this because they kept stuffing shiny objects from the mainland into their tombs: iron armor and swords, and all kinds of silver and gold Continue Reading

Zelda’s Sheikah Were a REAL CIVILIZATION?! | Culture Shock

the following contains spoilers for Kakariko village and a handful of sheikah NPCs and Legend of Zelda breath of the wild if you’re cool with that then watch on dear viewer hey everyone guy Jin Goomba here well I suppose it was only a matter of time before I covered Continue Reading

The Great Treason Incident – Anarchism in Japan

hello and welcome to the history of Japan podcast episode 81 the great treason incident picture the setting a small room in Nagano Prefecture in 1910 home to one Miyashita Takichi a lumber mill employee the date is May 20th and outside the police are lining up to prepare to Continue Reading