Weapons and Armor
Teppou by Mike Maikeru Baker
A history of Japanese firearms.
of the Samurai? by A. Knowles
An examination of the myth of the Japanese sword
Kabuto and the Great Warlords of the "Sengoku" by Agustín J. (Augie)
An examination of Sengoku Samurai Helmets
Age of the Country at War
by M. Viscusi
History of Oda Nobunaga and his relations with other Daimyo.
Speaking: The Hermit Poet Known by Emperors and Shoguns by C. Sterba
biography of the poet Saigyo.
no Yoritomo by J. Gilbert
biography of Minamoto no Yoritomo.
Shoin by Romulus Hillsborough
biography of the 'archetype of Japanese revolutionaries'.
Kaishu - The Man Who Saved Early Modern Japan by Romulus Hillsborough
The life of one of the most remarkable Samurai of the Meiji Restoration
Madness of Hideyoshi by Marcel Thach
An article that contends that Hideyoshi's decisions near the end of his life can be attributed to his mental imbalance
Ryoma - The Indispensable 'Nobody' by Romulus Hillsborough
An examination of the impact of the life of Sakamoto Ryoma on Japan
Rise of Buddhism in Politics and War
by Justin Rowan
Buddhism in Japanese history.
Methods of Early Japanese State Building and Tactics
of Legitimation by Joseph Nagaeyari Ryan
An analysis of the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki as political tools in early Japanese society.
Modernization and the Decline of the Samurai by N.
Article that theorizes that it was a combination of factors that resulted in the decline of the Samurai.
Muromachi and Ashikaga: Flourishing Culture and Political
Disintegration by E. Wallace
An examination of the culture of Japan's Ashikaga period.
Cultural Diffusion and its Effects on Japan by Mike
An examination of cultural assimilation by Japan over the centuries.
Takeda Shingen vs Uesugi Kenshin - A Comparison of Warlords
by Andy Knowles
A comparison and contrast of the two warlords.
The Japanese in Ayudhya in the first half of the 17th century
by Cesare Polenghi
A study of the Japanese enclave in Siam in the early 17th century.
The Hidden Relevance of Japanese Historical Influences
by Inoue Kazuki
A look the influences on Japanese society, focusing on a military tradition from the Sengoku period forward
Period by F.W. Seal
The court and clans of the Heian
Japan by F.W. Seal
The rise of the Japanese state
by Marcel Thach
An examination of Western expansionism in the fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu
Meiji Era and the Modernization of Japan by Maria Christensen
Japan's stunning rate of modernization during the Meiji period is examined
of the Samurai by David Lay
An early history of the Samurai
Premodern History of Odawara by Robert Ketcherside and Maki Noguchi
An examination of the long history of Odawara
Puppets: The Samurai of the Tokugawa Shogunate by Matt Williams
A look at the life of the Samurai during the Tokugawa Period
of the Samurai and Shogunates by Mohammed Abbasi
A history of the Samurai from thier beginnings until the Tokugawa era
Onin War by J. Gilbert
A history of the Onin War.
Buddhists: A look at the Ikko-Ikki
by Mike Maikeru Baker
A transcript of a lecture on the Ikko-Ikki by Michael Baker.
and Korea by Cesare Polenghi
The reasons, the chronicle, and the consequences of the Japanese invasion from 1592 - 1598
Fall of the Takeda Clan by Joseph Nagaeyari Ryan
Examination of the final years of the Takeda clan of Kai
Gempei War by F.W. Seal
History of the Gempei War
Aspects of the Daimyô by F.W. Seal
An examination of how Daimyô recruited, supplied, and armed thier armies
Japanese Samurai Versus the European Knight by Mohammed Abbasi
A comparison of the Samurai to the Knight.
Battle of Nagashino by Nathan H. Ledbetter
An examination of the famous Oda-Takeda battle
Sword and the Chrysanthemum [Excerpt] by Susan Scharfman
An excerpt from the book 'The Sword and the Chrysanthemum'
[Excerpt] by Thomas Davidson
A Samurai's struggle for survival in Sengoku Japan
the Nightingale Floor [Excerpt] by Lian Hearn
An excerpt from the book 'Across the Nightingale Floor'
In the Footsteps by N. Wilson
A fictional account of Hideyoshi's brother.
Samurai in the Fog by M. Anderson
A short chambara fiction.
Tales of the Matsu Clan by N. Wilson
A story of a fictional clan of Northeastern Japan.
Sakura by S. Share
A fictional account of the battle of Anegawa.
Nagashino by Christopher Mole
A fictional account of the battle of Nagashino.
Kyoudai by Mike Maikeru Baker
The lives of two veteran samurai are changed during the battle of Ankokuji.
Youhachirou by Joseph Nagaeyari Ryan
A short story of a Samurai in combat.
the Yoka Hazakura by 'Neesan Cho
A young boy, living in an era of power, learns the way of the Samurai.
Samurai Fiction 2012 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2011 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2010 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2009 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2008 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2007 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2006 Short Story Contest
Samurai Fiction 2005 Short Story Contest
"Badass" Samurai in Japanese Pop Culture by Nino Moscardi
An examination of the romantic image of the heroic Samurai and the mystical Ninja with supernatural powers.
Samurai in Fiction [Excerpt] by Alain Silver
An excerpt from the book 'The Samurai Film'
the Looking Glass: Seeing Post War Japan via the film Seven Samurai
by E. Wallace
An analysis of post-war Japan via the movie 'Seven Samurai'.
Day I met the Kamikaze Pilots by C.E. 'Bud' Brann
An interesting account of the author's meeting with two former WWII Kamikaze pilots.