Nov 25, 2021
About 7 years ago, back in 2014, Forest Seal and myself did a bunch of episodes discussing various themes in Japanese history, and one episode that was never finished was this episode on the Sengoku Daimyo. The battery died while recording, and the reason we never revisited it was that it ended up more as a lecture, and...
Jan 30, 2020
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...
Jul 22, 2019
By the mid-1550's, Mori Motonari had expanded and consolidated his power base considerably. But with the Ouchi, Otomo, and Amako threats ever present, it was only a matter of time before the Mori clan would be thrust into an all out war for the West.
Outro music "Two Swords" by _ghost
Credit for this topic choice goes...
Jun 20, 2019
Early in the Sengoku period in 1523, Mori Motonari became the
unexpected head of a scrappy little warrior house in Aki province,
caught between two powerful warring clans.
Motonari would eventually parlay his small holdings into one of the most powerful Samurai families in all of Western Japan. This is the story of his...