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Daily life in WW2? [Nov. 3rd, 2008|01:33 pm]

Hi all (well, everyone who is still watching the comm...I know the last entry here was a couple of years ago, but I figured asking is worth a shot anyway.) I'm looking for some good books, articles, or websites on daily life in Japan just before, during, and/or just after World War 2. Someone on another forum suggested "Memoirs of a Geisha," but I'd really rather have something a bit more factual or scholarly if that would be possible. This isn't for homework, just my own personal curiosity -- it seems like I never have a hard time finding info about battles, but try to find something about the regular people of the time and it's almost impossible. Thanks!
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Abe No Seimei [Sep. 26th, 2006|04:32 am]

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I am pretty sure his shrine is in Kyoto ,but I am also pretty sure his grave is there as well .

Is it one in the same,or are they different places altogether ?
And can anyone direct me to a good reference to find both places ?
Thank you .
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Hiroshima: Some help would be appreciated [Apr. 1st, 2006|04:15 pm]

Hey everyone,

My name is Molly and I'm doing an honors project for my Collective Trauma class on the Hiroshima a-bomb. I've already researched the bombing and written a report on it. Right now I'm working on developing a thesis for a second report that explores how Hiroshima memorialized the incident.

I've found a lot of official (like the official Hiroshima page) and tourist sources on the memorial but I'm looking for something that goes deeper. I'd be very interested to know if there were any Hiroshima citizens who opposed the message of the memorial or who wanted the memorial to be different. Really, I want to know the politics behind the memorial and if that message has changed at all in generations today.

I was wondering if any of you had any sources that I could use. I'm mostly looking for printed sources instead of web sources because I have a limit to the amount of web sources I can use. Still, I'd be grateful for anything because I've been struggling to find useable information.

So far I've read the Hiroshima Maidens, Hiroshima (John Hersey), and Shockwave by Walker. None of them have really focused on the memorial but instead of the bombing and politics behind the dropping of the bomb.

It'd be great if any of you know of a citizen of Hiroshima I could contact about this. Not necessarily a victim of the bomb since there are very few left. But I'd like to get a citizen's point of view on the memorial.

Thank you!
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Community advertisement [Mar. 28th, 2006|05:24 pm]

Hi all, I am a mod at edo_meiji, a newish community intended to be a nexus for fans of Japanese History from the Edo to Meiji eras (roughly 1603-1912, from the beginning of the rule of the Tokugawa, to the death of the Emperor Meiji).

The community is intended to be inclusive of both anime fans and history buffs, and people who are interested in the time periods in which many real and fictional characters resided.

So if anyone is interested in the historical/cultural aspects of various fandoms, or just these eras in general, come on over! We also allow posting of fanwork and iconage, as long as they're "on topic," or so to speak, so don't worry if you're not nerdy like some of us. :P

If posts like this aren't allowed, let me know and I'll delete it. :)

(Crossposted EVERYWHERE.)
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Site updates [Mar. 7th, 2006|02:05 am]

Updated Kido Takayoshi's diaries with notes from volume 2.


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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2006|05:40 pm]

I thought you people might know the answer to a question I've been set:

"Was the Muromachi period a dark age?"

Any help would be great!!!
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Hi all! [Dec. 2nd, 2005|02:18 pm]
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[music |Oranges and Lemons - Hoshi no Megane]

I love reading/studying up on Japan and its history. My fave historical figure is Goemon Ishikawa! ^_^ Plus I like reading about the different wars, esp. the Civil War. Well, just wanted to say hi.
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Goemon Ishikawa [Nov. 25th, 2005|09:36 pm]

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Just wanna say hello, 'cause I'm new in this group.
I'm very interested in japanese history, especially the Sengoku Jidai and the Meji period.

At time I am working at a story which takes place in feudal Japan.
I hope I could use this group at kind of source for historical background from time to time ^^
So I was wondering if there where left-handed Samurai. May one of you guys knows something about it.

Also I'm looking for information about the Ninja Goemon Ishikawa. I didn't find out many though. Mostly stuff about some anime and video games. Did anyone have some information about this guy.

Thank you for your help ^^
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2005|09:07 am]
anyone here know about the "Land of the Eastern Cross"?
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2005|01:48 am]
Hello there. I'm glad I found this community...I'd like to ask a favor of all of you. I've a friend who's going to be in Japan for a while, and I have given him money so he can buy me some Japanese-language history books. But, although he knows the topics I'm interested in, he wants me to name him some specific book titles to look for. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any concerning the information I want to find. Right now my interest is the Sengoku Jidai, particuraly the late Uesugi clan. The rivarly between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin, Uesugi Kagetora, and the Otate no Ran are my main concerns (I've also got a weird fixation with Tokugawa era boy prostitutes, but if I had my poor friend go out in public and buy books on that, he'd cry). It can be said that I'm a little more fascinated by the personalities involved than the historical events themselves...

So, could anyone name me a few titles, please? Some English-language book suggestions would also be appreciated. Thank you very much.
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