Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Category: History. Adventures. Personal Experience

Japanese Castle

The Design of a Japanese Castle

The Japanese castle reached its developmental peak during the early seventeenth century. The power struggle between the Toyotomi and Tokugawa camps during the Momoyama period (1575–1600) stimulated the construction of hundreds of castles. The enormous quantity of materials and manpower needed for these increasingly complex fortresses were supplied by local farmers, merchants and samurai, as […]

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The Samurai Code of Honor

The Samurai Code of Honor

The Truth of Samurai Code of Honor One of my main objectives is to bring about a more realistic understanding of Japanese and samurai honor. The version the world understands is the version of pre- and post-Second World War. The twentieth century saw the samurai image being used in Japan and the rest of the […]

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Secrets of the Samurai

Secrets of the Samurai. The Way of the Warrior

The Samurai The Way of the Warrior Everybody has heard of bushido – the way of the warrior – but many people think of it as a modern invention because a man called Nitobe Inazo wrote the book Bushido in English in 1900 in response to questions about society in Japan. However, that is simply not true. While the […]

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Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura. A Magic Island with a Rich History.

Are you still dreaming to wake up in a paradise? Of course, it depends what you call a paradise. Anyway, we have something really magical to offer you. In the Atlantic Ocean a hundred kilometres from the western tip of Africa there is an island Fuerteventura. Have you ever heard about it? Fuerteventura is one […]

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The Castle in History

The Castle in History

Although this book is intended as a kind of architectural handbook which he who runs may read – and others even in motor-cars may glance at – there is in fact little or no point in looking at buildings divorced from their proper history. All buildings reflect the society which produced them, and none can […]

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