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How I’ve Missed Crossing Swords With You: Samurai Queerness in 13 Assassins

Swords, bushido, honor, moral ambiguity, and dazzling fight scenes dance throughout the film 13 Assassin’s by Takashi Miike. 13 Assassin’s production design is a feast for the eyes with elaborate period costumes and hairstyles, beautiful swords,  incredible set design, excellent visuals, special effects, and editing. 1.713 altre parole

Flame in the Mist - Renee Ahdieh

Mariko knew her purpose as the daughter of a prominent Samurai was to be pawn in political maneuvering by being given as a bride to a family of higher standing.  333 altre parole


On the road... to Golgotha

Hasekura Rokuemon (1571-1622), the titular samurai of Endô Shusakü’s 1980 novel is a middle-aged, low-rank (likened to a lance corporal) samurai, with no experience of battle, who is placed in nominal charge of a delegation of four envoys and some merchants dispatched to New Spain (later Mexico) in the second decade of the 17th century (C.E.). 680 altre parole

Japanese Literature

Heroic death? The case of seppuku

In my previous post I discussed an issue I am dealing with in my study of the history of medieval Scandinavian suicide at the moment, namely… 880 altre parole

History Of Suicide

[#Throwback] Spoken Word Poetry  Videos by Paul Word, Prestige, Enigmatic, Samurai, Arch Angel and Iyanu Adebiyi

In the light of throwback Thursday, my voice as put together a list of powerful, impacting and message parked spoken word poetry videos.

This is a throwback but this poetry are not throw aways, as the message keeping guiding one’s way and society problems. 108 altre parole


Heikegani Crabs: The Re-incarnated Samurais

Heikegani or Heike crabs (Heikeopsis japonica) are a species of crab native to Japan many of who share a distinctive feature: strange markings of the carapace of their backs that bearing a striking resemblance to the face of an angry Samurai. 485 altre parole



My blade, how did it get so dull? I need my blade to be sharp—however, I forgot the materials I need. Was it happiness? Or was it just flame and oils? 925 altre parole

Short Stories