My name is Jon and I live in Los Angeles. I've visited Japan a lot so that's what this blog is about...visiting Japan, Japanese history and samurai movies.
No worries. In fact this is comforting me since Liverpool lost in the league cup today. I will take the big three, plus Kenshin.
Shoot, that means I missed the game. I assume it was on Fox Soccer Channel.
It was not on FSC. They showed the Juve-Sampdoria game. I kind of like this marketing by the Japanese. I wish the States would have something simular using the Founding Fathers.My lady is coming over from japan for a week or so for early turkey day. She bought the Nobunaga and Nohime sake set at Gifu Castle Park. Yummy!
FSC has Liverpool playing Man U on Thursday at 10:30 AM. I'm recording it.The sake set sounds goooooood. You're lucky.
It was a great match. You will be entertained. The bottles of sake are not big and will be quickly finished at her turkey day party. By the way, are you heading back to Japan soon?
Not sure yet. Recent plans changed so maybe next month or after Turkey Day.
I have seen these pictures as puzzles and I believe they are from a comic book series.I like their rendition of Date Masamune.
Interesting, yeah, Date's is pretty cool.
Hi, thanks for your blog. It's a great website!
Thank you for visiting.
I like the Takeda Shingen can (center bottom row). He looks bad ass with his furry helmet.
Yes, good one as well as Uesugi Kenshin to the right.
So this is as good a post as any to bring this up....So I started watching Tenchijin. Of course it was removed from the website I was watching it on...Anyway. It really was a good story. I enjoyed just about everything... But I did have one question..Why do they portray Hideyoshi Toyotomi as such a bumbing idiot? I seriously doubt that a peasant who was able to rise up and rule / unify Japan was really such a clod....Reading about Hideyoshi... He had some pretty significant accomplishments under his belt. Maybe they clarify it later in the series, I only got a few episodes in...Just an observation. The portrayal of him clashed with my world view and wondered what the experts thought!-Of course the series was made by the Kanto side of the country..... they naturally have an agenda to make the Kansai fellows look like lakeys! heheheMatt
Nobunaga called Hideyoshi Saru (Monkey) because of how he looked but I think also maybe a little because of his personality. I think Tenchijin showed Hideyoshi who was someone who knew exactly what he was doing. Hideyoshi knew how to manipulate people which was what he was doing when he acted the way he was. But I think a perfect scene from Tenchijin which shows Hideyoshi's strength and ruthlessness was when Mitsunari informed him that the Hojo refused to submit. Hideyoshi in a forceful moment growls that he will destroy the Hojo.
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Also, Tenchijin actually really makes Mitsunari and Naoe Kanetsugu into compassionate and honorable heroes and Ieyasu as a ruthless schemer and cowardly at times. In reality of course it is Mitsunari and Naoe along with Ieyasu were all scheming and plotting. Naoe and Mitsunari were not the innocent and honorable figures that are portrayed in Tenchijin. But Sengoku figures such as Mitsunari are popular in Japan today, especially among the ladies, so they have to make him look good.
I'll have to find another way to watch it. It started really strong and looked like a pretty epic tale.Of course, your high recommendations don't go unnoticed!