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E74 ProtectorsE74 Protectors
Show Notes for episode 74 of our Podcast – Protectors. Story Notes Today we finish of Women’s History month. Yes, we know it took us a while. (But as future Thomas writes here, we were in a very bad place with my mental health, I even used soley wikipedia for[...]
E60E War and Betrayal – Honnō-ji IncidentE60E War and Betrayal – Honnō-ji Incident
Show Notes for episode 60E of our Podcast – War and Betrayal – Honnō-ji Incident Story Notes We jump to late autumn when Yasuke is in attendance to Nobunaga. A messanger arrives at Azuchi castle bringing a message from General Hideyoshi. His siege at Tottori Castle against the Mori (the[...]
E60D To Become SamuraiE60D To Become Samurai
Show Notes for episode 60D of our Podcast – To Become Samurai. Story Notes After, Yasuke waited a while for another summons. Nobunaga all focused on the umazoroe (horse racing event) to come. And so Yasuke waited… and waited. Now separate from the Jesuits he had spent so long with.[...]
E60C Meeting NobunagaE60C Meeting Nobunaga
Show Notes for episode 60C of our Podcast – Meeting Nobunaga Story Notes We left off with them all entering finally into Kyoto for their fated meeting with Oda Nobunaga. But I failed to mention that as they neared Kyoto their small procession had grown and grown so when they[...]
E60B The Road to KyotoE60B The Road to Kyoto
Show Notes for episode 60B of our Podcast – The Road to Kyoto Story Notes We carry on from where we left off. With Yasuke and Allesandro finishing up their meeting with Lord Arima. And so it was time for the two of them to return home, through the territory[...]
E60A Yasuke Arriving in JapanE60A Yasuke Arriving in Japan
Show Notes for episode 60A of our Podcast – Yasuke arriving in Japan Updates on Last Week Episode One of our listeners chimed in about us saying perhaps the Knights were Samurai, reminding us that Samurai didn’t come into existence in the 12th century, however, the story of the Bamboo[...]
E51 Kintaro the Golden BoyE51 Kintaro the Golden Boy
Show Notes for episode 51 of our Podcast – Kintaro the Golden Boy. Story Notes Long, long ago there lived in Kyoto a brave soldier named Kintoki. Now he fell in love with a beautiful lady and married her. Not long after this, through the malice of some of his[...]
EP31 Lady TomoeEP31 Lady Tomoe
Show Notes for episode 31 of our Podcast – Lady Tomoe. Story Notes Now today I wanted to talk about a woman called Tomoe Gozen, or simply Lady Tomoe from the Heian into the Kamakura Period. And I wanted to talk about her because it’s been a while since we[...]
EP4 Samurai WeathermanEP4 Samurai Weatherman
Show Notes for EP4 – Samurai Weatherman. We have some extra notes here for you about Sekiso from our database about him. Story Notes: Tsunokuma Sekiso (角隈 石宗) was a Gunbaisha (Military Strategist) and Vassal during the Azuchi-Momoyama Period for the Warlord Otomo Sorin. He died during the Battle of Mimikawa in 1578. Records from his life state[...]