Despite Fukuoka castle being one of the all time great castles of Japan (I’m a bit biased as I live in Fukuoka) these is not a whole lot of research material in English about it. Wikipedia has quite a nice write-up, but as we don’t know who the author is, it is not usually used… Read More History of Fukuoka Castle
If you’re a fan of Japanese history as I am I strongly suggest you visit the National Museum in Sakura City, Chiba. You should also allow yourself the whole day to explore this great museum. There is a restaurant for you to re-fill and gift shop with many nice souvenirs. There are 6 different galleries. … Read More National Museum of Japanese History.
In Japanese folklore the female demon (oni) Hannya figures prominently. Often depicted in traditional Noh and Bunraku plays using a wooden mask of a fierce and grimacing horned demon, this malicious entity may be Japan’s most well-known demon. An ancient legend recalls how the female Hannya persecuted all who attempted to pass through the Rashomon… Read More Hannya – (A Japanese She-Demon)
Famous old Kiso Kaido. Historic walk between two post towns that links Kyoto with Edo.
Sad news about a fellow Japanese historian who achieved a lot studying and writing about Japanese history. http://www.dailyjournal.net/index.php/view/obit/16748/#.Ur8Ejfs17O6