Aug 30, 2019
Finally, a long overdue look at one of the most romanticized and exocitized parts of traditional Japanese culture. What are geisha? Where do they come from? Aren't they basically fancy prostitutes? And haven't I learned everything I need to know about them from reading Memoirs of a Geisha?
Aug 23, 2019
This week, we take a look at the peasant uprisings in Aizu domain in 1868 to continue our exploration of the question: where were all the peasants in the Meiji Restoration?
Aug 19, 2019
What's this? Another cross-posted Criminal Records episode?
That's right! Check it out, and if you like it go to criminalrecordspodcast.com for more.
Aug 16, 2019
While the Meiji Restoration was going on, where was everybody else? We'll start trying to answer that question today with a look at an uprising in 1866 in the region of Shindatsu.