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By Thomas & Heather
Two friends coming together every week to tell the history, myths, folklore and poetry from Japan's long history.

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E71 - Hidden Names

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B20 - Pearl Diving in Japan
Today we look into the art of pearl diving in Japan and the women behind it.  ~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:55
April 28, 2022
E73B - Becoming Maiko / Senryu
We continue to explore the life of Mineko as she grows closer to becoming a Geisha. But sadly, these next few years are going to be filled with bad memories and loss.  From Heather today, a Senryu about a Geisha.  ~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
44:21
April 17, 2022
E73A - Adopted into the Geisha World
The story of the life of Mineko, a girl adopted at a very young age into the world of Geisha in the Gion District of Kyoto during the 1950's.  From a family of sisters who also lived that life, Mineko is only just starting hers as the sucessor to one of the many Geisha houses of Gion. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:10
March 20, 2022
E72 - Higuchi Ichiyo
Today we look into the life of Higuchi Ichiyo. Her fascinating life, its hardships, and how she turned herself towards a career of writing; creating exceptional pieces which are now considered great examples of writing from the Meiji Era. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
34:28
March 13, 2022
E71 - Hidden Names
This month is Womens History Month and so this week we are exploring the lives of three women whose names never made it down to the modern day. They were poets, writers and influential women of their time and so today we shed a light onto their lives. And for the poem section today, the votes are in! Lets see which poem you voted for me to try and memorise for this episode. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:51
March 06, 2022
E70 - Making Withered Trees Bloom / Karuta
Today the fairy tale of the Man Who Made Withered Trees to Bloom once more. And from Heather some form of Karuta poetry challenge for myself. Be sure to vote for the poem I need to memorise! And also a small tangent on the ideas behind sumiko gurashi.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
33:54
February 27, 2022
B19 - Forgotten Pantomime
We are back after a much needed break. And to get us back in the swing of thing a bonus for you all. An episode about Gigaku, a long forgotten pantomime art form. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
23:50
February 20, 2022
B18 - The Horse Slaying Sword
Today a look into the Zanbatō. Did this sword even exist? ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
16:02
December 11, 2021
B17 - Frolicking Animals
In the Temple of Kozan-ji, in the outskirts of Kyoto there once was a collection of 4 scrolls, found nowhere else in Japan. Scrolls of Frolicking Animals. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
16:18
December 04, 2021
E69B - Listener Q+A
We reached our milestone of 100 episodes! This week we continue to answer your listener questions about life in Japan! ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
56:13
November 07, 2021
E69A - Listener Q+A
We reached our milestone of 100 episodes! So this week we answers your listener question about life in Japan! ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
52:21
October 17, 2021
B16 - The Crucifixion of Sōgorō
The short tale of the man known as Sōgorō. His death, and the reasons behind it. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
14:06
October 15, 2021
B15 - The Courtesan's Abyss
A short tale, of a hidden mine, and the lives that were lost to keep it a secret.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
14:26
October 13, 2021
E68 - Kukai / Senryū
Today something new, a topic recommended by the Professor himself.  We look into the life of the Buddhist Monk known as Kūkai, and his devotion to the Shingon Sect. And from Heather today, we have an amusing senryu.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
47:16
October 10, 2021
E67 - The Song the Marsh Demon Sung / Matsuo Bashō
Delving back into the stories of the Ainu people today with the song of the Marsh God. And for the poem today, we have an autumnal theme from Matsuo Bashō. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
25:13
October 03, 2021
E66C - Tattooing: The Suikoden / Priest Nōin
We finish up our exploration into tattooing at least for now with a look into some of the characters from The Suikoden. What were they like? And what were their tattoos should you wish to have them yourself? And for the poem today we head back to our favourite book, One Hudred Poets, with a poem from Priest Nōin. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
33:26
September 26, 2021
E66B - Tattooing: Animal Symbolism / Japanese Phrase
We continue today with our exploration of tattooing in Japan. Looking this time at the kinds of animal one might see as well as the meaning behing them. And from Heather today, we have a Japanese phrase.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
36:39
August 22, 2021
E66A - Tattooing: A History / Senryu
We're back with a look into the history behind tattooing in Japan. It didn't always have the same connotations it does now, so let's delve into its origins this episode And from Heather she has a new annonymous Senryu for us to enjoy today.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
40:52
August 15, 2021
E65 - Urashima Taro
Today to round off the turtle talk we had recently we delved into the sotry of Urashima Taro the Fisher. A man who saved a turtle from a bunch of youths and was rewarded for his kindness. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas.
53:52
July 03, 2021
2nd Year Review
We take a little look today at the work we did to create the 2nd Year of our show, and get a little distracted a long the way talking about life in Japan. Perhaps we should look into a Bonus Episode where to talk more about life here in Japan? Anyway, we hope you enjoy todays episode. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas.
45:11
June 27, 2021
B14 - Proverbs Pt.2
Whilst we await Heather's return to us. Here are some new Japanese Proverbs for you. One of which I am sure Heather will love under her new circumstances. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas.
08:22
June 13, 2021
E64 - To Hell and Back / Senryu
Today we tell the horror story of the Fuji Cave, the story we came across when we told the tale of Yasuke. Its a dark tale of punishment and death, and not for the faint of heart. And to end out the show today we have a Senryu from Heather. *DISCLAIMER* Todays episode is not for children.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
54:35
June 06, 2021
E63 - Turtle Folklore / Issa & Baisei
Heather takes the reigns today giving us an intro into some of the history behind the turtle in Japan. And from myself today we have two poems from Issa and Baisei about turtles. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
34:54
May 30, 2021
E62 - The Exploits of Okuninushi / Senryu
Today we continue on from Episode 44 with our story of Shinto Mythology. We pick up where we left off, with one of the desendants of Susano-o, Okuninushi. And from Heather we have a new Senryu. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
39:35
May 23, 2021
E61 - Golden Week / Matsuo Bashō
With Golden Week just recently over we decided to have a look into its history and when it originated.  And for a poem I stumbled across one by Basho about relaxation.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:53
May 16, 2021
E60E - War and Betrayal / Ōshikōchi no Mitsune
Our story sadly draws to its close as we end the tale of Yasuke, the once slave who became Samurai under Nobunaga. We hope you enjoyed coming along for this journey into the mans life. And from Heather a poem from a new poet, a man known as Ōshikōchi no Mitsune ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
41:13
May 09, 2021
E60D - To Become Samurai / Kotozawa
Yasuke returns now our schedules have settled down. Today we continue on from his fateful meeting with Nobunaga and we will see just how much his ife is about to change now that he working for the man who wished to unite Japan. And to end out our episode, from Heather we have another Kotozawa for you to enjoy.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
44:44
May 02, 2021
B13 - Jimmu's Successors
Today we fill in the timeline from the First Emperor to the 10th. And surprisingly there isn't much known about these rulers. So here is the little that we know. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
27:16
April 28, 2021
E60C - Meeting Oda Nobunaga / Sakura Song
Continuing where we left off in the story of Yasuke with the fateful meeting of him and Oda Nobunaga. And from heather today we have a soong from her. As it is the Cherry Blossom season, she has for you a verse from the Sakura Song.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:03
March 28, 2021
E60B - The Road to Kyoto / Matsuo Basho
We continue the tale of Yasuke. Through the end of the year until Chsitmas Day and then all the way to Easter Sunday when he finally reaches Kyoto for the first time. And comes one step closer to meeting the future unifier of Japan, Oda Nobunaga.  And from Heather today a poem from Matsuo Basho. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
49:58
March 21, 2021
E60A - Arriving in Japan / Hayaguchi
Today we start the tale of Yasuke. A man from Africa who made it to the rank of Samurai. We hope you enjoy it. And from Heather we have another Tongue Twister.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music Ocha by Harris Heller.  ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
52:07
March 07, 2021
E59 - The Bamboo Cutters Daughter / Children's Game
After many crashes with my laptop. This episode finally got editted and done! Today we tell the tale of The Bamboo Cutter and his Daughter. We hope you enjoy the tale. And from Heather today we have a children's game from Japan. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
54:36
February 28, 2021
B12 - The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima
Today we delve into the tale of the Vampire Cat. A Bake Neko, who preyed on a Prince of Hizen. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:14
February 10, 2021
E58 - The Yokai behind Pokemon / Kuzunoha
Well today we delve into some of the Yokai in Japanese Folklore and which Pokemon were inspired by them.  And from Heather today, a quote from a Yokai.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
01:04:25
February 02, 2021
E57 - A Brief History of Noodles / Kobayashi Issa
Today Heather takes us back into Japanese culinary history with a brief history of some of the forms of noodles from Japan. We hope you enjoy! And for the poem today, we return to Kobayashi Issa. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
54:14
January 22, 2021
E56 - The Tongue Cut Sparrow / Takarai Kikaku
Another Folktale for you today from Japan, that of the Tongue Cut Sparrow. A story of an old man, and angry old lady and a loving sparrow. And from Heather a poem by Takarai Kikaku.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:54
January 14, 2021
E55 - The Life and Poems of Manzei
The first episode of 2021 is here. We look today into the life as well as the poems of the Priest known as Manzei, looking into the life that led him to compose his poetry sequence later in life. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
32:32
January 04, 2021
B11 - Santa Kuro, A Christmas Tale
Today to round out the year we have a bonus for you. A christmas tale set in Japan.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
18:12
December 25, 2020
E54C - Reigns End / Tongue Twister
We draw to a close the life of the first Emperor Jimmu as we see him bringing to an end his years of battling with him finally settling down to create his first city. And from Heather today we have a colourful tongue twister. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
29:21
December 02, 2020
E54B - Divine Crow / Higuchi Ichiyo
Today we continue to see the unification of Japan as we delve more into the life and times of the first Emperor, Jimmu. And for todays poem, Heather fulfilled her challenge, and has a poem by Higuchi Ichiyo. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:01
November 25, 2020
E54A - The First Emperor / Chouroku
We're back! (again) Moving house is a challenge and I finally got internet again to record and get episodes out to you. So we are starting it all off with our first dive into the first Emperor or Japan, Emperor Jimmu.  And today from Heather we have our last Senryu for a while, from someone known as Chouroku. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
38:17
November 16, 2020
E53 - Kettles and Sparrows / Senryū
We're back! And to get us back into the swing of things we found two short folktales from The Folk Lore Record dating to 1878. And we continue with Heather our exploration of Senryū. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
27:58
October 21, 2020
Update: Be back in a Week
Hey guys just a quick update to say we're ok and we'll be back next week. We haven't gone anywhere! ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
00:39
October 13, 2020
E52 - The Love of Asagao / Senryū
Today a tale of Lovers, Japanese Fans, and the beautiful Morning Glory. And for the poetry section, we begin our dive back into the genre of Senryū. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
32:32
September 14, 2020
E51 - Kintaro the Golden Boy / Minamoto no Sanetomo
Today we delve into a new Japanese Fairytales with the Tale of Kintaro the Golden Boy. A boy with otherworldly strength. And for the poem today we go back to the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu with a poem by Minamoto no Sanetomo. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
38:54
August 31, 2020
E50 - World's Oldest Companies / Proverb
Today we look at some of the oldest companies not just in Japan but in the entire world. From sake, to tea, to metal and onsens we take a tour into this old places of business. And from Heather today we have a proverb about bugs.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
40:54
August 24, 2020
B10 - The Ninja Magician
In today's bonus episode Thomas shares the story of magician Kashin Koji, who lived during the 1500s. Be amazed at his feats of legerdemain!  Don't try these tricks at home.   ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
10:46
August 20, 2020
E49 - The Sacred Regalia / Otomo no Yakamochi
England has its Crown Jewels. But Japan has something very different, a sacred Sword, jewel and Mirror of mythological orogins. Today we try to piece together their long history. And for the poem today, we have one by Otomo no Yakamochi. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
38:38
August 10, 2020
E48 - Iroha and Fireflies
Today we delve into a poem from the 10th century known as Iroha that I came across during my research, a poem that is also a perfect pangram. And continuing the literary theme today, we have a song from Heather about fireflies. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
36:12
July 31, 2020
E47 - Sushi / Kotozawa
It's time for another dive into culinary history from Heather with our first look into the history of Sushi. We hope you enjoy this episode, I know we had a lot of fun recording this one! And for the literary corner, we have a new kotozawa for you all. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
47:21
July 24, 2020
B09 - Momiji Meat
(Previously unreleased bonus episode) Yokai! Poetry! Meat? Today’s Thomas will share with us some interesting facts uncovered during his research. *Unfortunately we are unable to release a new episode this week due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to return next week with a new episode! - h
14:10
July 17, 2020
E46 - The Peony Lantern
It's time for our summer ghost story, and the tale of Tsuyu and the Peony Lantern. And for the poem today we look into the language of flowers and explore the meaning of the poeny in Japan with a poem by Buson. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
01:07:54
July 10, 2020
E45 - Beginning Bashō
Today is our first look into the life of Matsuo Bashō. The man who has fast become one of our favourite poets on the show. Don't worry, there will be more about him in the future. Today is our introduction into the man and legendary poet. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
34:48
July 03, 2020
E44 - Yamato no Orochi / Matsuo Basho
Our first episode of year two continues on from our very first year with a story from Shinto and we continue where we left off after Susano-o was exiled from Heaven. And on his way to Yomi he comes across the dragon known as Yamato no Orochi. And to tide you over until our Basho episode next week, we have a little poem by him for you all.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
41:15
June 19, 2020
1st Year Review
The good, bad, the ugly. What we did well, what we did badly. The things we changed, the things we added.  Its our first year anniversary so we want to take a look back at our show and have a talk about how we feel we have done in our first year.  Thank you so much to everyone who has tuned in this year and encouraged us to keep going! ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
01:28:07
June 12, 2020
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08:47
June 05, 2020
E43 - Kappa / Hakushu Kitahara
Heather and I round out our first year of podcasting with a dive into the creature known as the Kappa. Now cutesified, it has quite the sinister past, many times attacking people for their 'life force.' And today we also have a song by Hakushu Kitahara about a little bird. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:09
May 29, 2020
E42B - Falling Blossoms
Today we finish up the story of Cherry Ingram, but we also delve into some aspects of WW2 and see how the symbolism of the cherry tree changed dramatically as WW2 came closer and how it even fuelled the kamikaze pilots of the war.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
40:22
May 22, 2020
B08 - Imaro and the Wani
Today the short myth known as Imaro and the Wani, we'll also look into the authors behind this tale and have a little discussion as to what the creature known as the Wani actually was. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
13:58
May 20, 2020
E42A - A Passion for Cherry Blossoms / Senryū
Today, we finally have the cherry blossom book we have been waiting for and so we are going to delve into the life of Collingwood Ingram and see how his passion for Japanese cherry blossoms formed, his later realisation that they were dying in Japan and his want to save them. And for the poem today we are going to start learning of a poetic form known as Senryū. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
46:45
May 15, 2020
E41 - Hokusai / Mukai Kyorai
Today we look into some of the life of the artist known by many of Hokusai. We'll learn about some of the many prints he made during his lifetime as well as some of the many, many names he had over the course of his life. And for the poem today we look into the theme of 'Sabi' with a poem by Mukai Kyorai.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
43:04
May 08, 2020
E40 - Cat Foklore #1 / Takashi Matsumoto
This week we look at some of the supernatural cats from Japan's History . From the Mikeneko, to the Nekomata, Neko Musume and and Maneki Neko we take you on a tour of just some of the many strange cats from Japan. And for the poem today we have one from the poet called Takashi Matsumoto. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
43:37
May 01, 2020
B07 - The Tatoo Collector
Today a short strange tale about Fukushi Masaichi. The man who collected tatoos from people, and we also have a brief discussion on tatoos in general in Japan and how they are seen to this day.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
12:01
April 29, 2020
B06 - Proverbs
As promised here is the little Bonus on some more Japanese proverbs for you to learn. We hope you enjoy. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
11:04
April 29, 2020
E39 - First Antartic Expedition / Yosa no Buson
Today we coming right into modern history with Japan's first attempt at reaching the South Pole, with a team led by Nobu Shirase. And for the poem, we return to a poet from one of our very early episodes; Yosa Buson. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
51:36
April 24, 2020
E38 - Hachiko. The Dog who Waited / Baizan
Today we talk about something well known from Japan, the dog known as Hachiko.  And for the poet, we have a lesser known man perhaps known as Sone Baizan. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:55
April 17, 2020
E37 - The Song the Black Fox God Sang / Japanese Proverb
Today we take our first look into a tale from the Ainu people of Japan, a tale told by the Black Fox God. And we have another Japanese Proverb for you to learn. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:44
April 10, 2020
E36 - A Brief History of Rice / Master Kensho
Today Heather gives us a brief culinary history into rice. And it's one we will definately have to come back to! And for the poem today, we have one by Master Kensho. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
47:24
April 03, 2020
E35 - Light Returns / Takarai Kikaku
Back continuing the story of the Shinto mythologies, and today we found out how they coaxed the Sun Goddess Amaterasu back out of the Heavenly Rock Cave. And for the poem today, we have one by Takarai Kikaku. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
34:53
March 27, 2020
E34 - Oni / Sakura Pt.2
Today we finally look into the origins of the Oni as well as what people often see them as. And for the literary section today, Heather talks us through the 'New' first verse of the Sakura song.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:47
March 20, 2020
B05 - Peacock Power
A bonus tale today, taking us back to the life of En no Ozunu. We listen to the tale of his Peacock Power as well as his run in with the Deity Hitokotonushi.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:15
March 18, 2020
E33 - Mirrors / Sakura Pt.1
We're back! And today we wanted to look into some stories surrounding Japanese Mirrors as well as learning  a little about Japanese Cheery Blossoms. (After all it is the blossom season.) And today Heather also tells us about the Sakura Song. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
37:58
March 13, 2020
B04 - Hospital Check-up
Checking in with Heather today as she is still in the hospital.  She'll enlighten us a little about hospitals in Japan and I shall talk a little about some historical facts about Japanese Healthcare.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
21:09
March 04, 2020
E32 - Ninja Arsenal
Ninja weapons! Ninja clothes! Ninja food! Ninja... poem! Everything is Ninja today as I test Heather in a few scenarios, to see how she would fare as a Ninja.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
01:02:24
February 21, 2020
E31 - Lady Tomoe / Tongue Twister
Today we learn about Lady Tomoe, a woman renowned for her fighting prowess as one of the onna-bugeisha, the female Samurai. And today we have another tongue twister for you to try and get your head round.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
41:50
February 14, 2020
B03 - The Oni Zenki and Goki
Todays bonus episode links us back to En no Ozunu from Episode 22. And we learn today of his exploits involving the Oni Zenki and Goki who terrorized the people of Nara Prefecture. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
04:06
February 12, 2020
E30 - The Bean Throwing Festival / Emperor Koko
Today is the week of Setsubun, the Bean Throwing Festival. A festival of luck and for driving away the evil Oni. We'll talk about it's origins, the rituals and folklore behind it and Heather will tell us a little of her first hand experience at one of these festivals. And for the poem we head back to the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu and hear a poem by the Emperor Koko. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:29
February 07, 2020
E29 - The Mother of Japanese Whiskey / Matsuo Basho
Today were back into modern history, with the story of Rita Mastaka. The woman who helped jump start whiskey making in Japan. And for today's poem, its Thomas' turn, and he has found one about alcohol.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
32:01
January 31, 2020
E28 - Shark Man / Soboku Tani
Today is the strange tale of the Samebito - The Shark Man. And Heather is back with another poem, this time by Soboku Tani. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
30:07
January 24, 2020
E27 - Legends of Himeji Castle / Tongue Twister
Well today we look into some of the legends surrounding the castle of Himeji. And Heather gives us a Tongue Twister and a quick lesson in Japanese grammer.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
31:06
January 17, 2020
B02 - Yuki ya konko (A Snow Song)
As promised Heather is here to song for you, the Yuki Song, we talked about in our Christmas Episode.  It's a super short episode today, but either way, we hope you enjoy her version of the song. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
02:11
January 15, 2020
E26 - Okiku and the Nine Plates / Nakao Kaishi
Today we delve into another Japanese Ghost Story - The story of Okiku and her untimely demise.  And for the poem today, we have our first 'poem of lament,' by a man known as Nakao Kaishi. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
29:42
January 10, 2020
E25 - The Temples of Ueno Park
Hello everyone. Our first episode of 2020 is here! We're live today, Heather and I taking a walk around Ueno Park as we talk a little about the temples histories. **As we are outside today, lots of background park noises, so earphones are probably better for todays episode** We hope you enjoy.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
34:54
January 03, 2020
E24 - Christmas in Japan Live / Yuki ya Konko
A very special Christmas episode! We are recording together with a "live studio audience." Today we are visiting more modern Japanese history - Christmas in Japan. We are also reading the first verse of a song about snow. PLEASE NOTE: Our usual intro/outro and music are not used for this special episode. You may hear some background audio from our audience, although we tried to edit as much as possible. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
16:32
December 27, 2019
E23 - The Worms that speak to Ten-Tei / Matsuo Basho
Today we look a three things in one, all of them linked. A Yōkai known as the Shōkera, which links to the religion known as Kōshin, with this religion in turn having some interesting connections to some famous monkeys.  And for the poem, we have a Winter Poem from one of our favourites: Bashō. *DISCLAIMER - we address a mistake within the episode, when we first mention that the monkeys grew their fame from a scroll, we actually meant to say they are famous for their depiction on the carving at the temple of Tōshō-gu, in Nikko. All other mentionings of the scrolls in the episiode are without mistakes in regards to their relationship with temples mentioned in the episode.* ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
21:46
December 20, 2019
B01 - Sacrifice: Shippeitaro
Today we introduce our first bonus episode, and we delve into the folktale known as Shippei Taro, as well as hearing a Japanese tongue twister.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
08:50
December 18, 2019
E22 - En the Pilgrim / Matsuo Basho
Today we explore the man known as En the Pilgrim, a man who laid the foundations for the Ninja to come. And for the poem today, we're heading back to hear another from Matsuo Basho. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:17
December 06, 2019
E21 - Darkness Falls / Japanese Proverb
Today we go back to the time of the Shinto Gods and find out what caused the sun to hide from Heaven and Earth, casting it into eternal darkness. And today, we have no poem, we've decided to give you a proverb instead.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:17
November 29, 2019
E20 - Sole Japanese aboard the Titanic / Fujiwara no Tadahira
Today we look a little into the life of Masabumi Hosono, the only Japanese person to have boarded the Titanic. And for the poem this week, we have one from Fujiwara no Tadahira.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
31:05
November 22, 2019
E19 - Japanese Curry / Otomo Yakamochi
This week we're trying our first culinary episode with Heather giving us a look into Japanese Curry. And for the poem, we have one from Otomo Yakamochi. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
25:26
November 15, 2019
E18 - The Bell of Miidera / Furusato
This week we look into two stories around the Bell which hangs in the temple of Miidera. And for the poem, we have a song instead sung by Heather, known as Furusato. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
26:41
November 08, 2019
E17B - Sacrifice: Hitobashira / Saigyo Hoshi
This week we finish off our two-part episode on Human Sacrifice. This week looking into the practice of Hitobashira. And for the poem this week, we have one by Saigyo Hoshi. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
26:41
November 01, 2019
E17A - Sacrifice: Human / Moriya Sen'an
Today we look into some of the stories surrounding the belief in human sacrifice.  And for the poem we have a reading from Moriya Sen'an. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:17
October 25, 2019
E16 - The Devil's Gate / Sarumaru Taifu
Today we're looking into the belief known as the Devil's Gate and how to combat the evil it can bring. And for the poet this week, we have the man of mystery by the name of Sarumaru Taifu. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:17
October 18, 2019
E15 - Son of a Peach / Fujiwara no Teika
Today we bring to you the folktale of Momotaro, the Peach Boy. And for the poem, we're looking into 2 poems by Fujiwara no Teika.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
26:54
October 04, 2019
E14B - 1000円: Mount Fuji Tales. Hei! Sei my Name / Yamabe no Akahito
Fuji is one of the most iconic symbols of Japan. So today we look into some of the facts and stories around this sacred mountain. And for today's poem we have a poem by Yamabe no Akahito. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
29:30
September 27, 2019
E14A - 1000円: The man on the note. Hei! Sei my Name / Yosa no Buson
Today we look into the Scientist Hideyo Noguchi. The man depicted on the 1000円 note. We'll talk a little about the typhoon which affected myself and Chiba as well as having a poem by Yosa no Buson. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
31:18
September 25, 2019
E13 - Palace Sparrows / Fujiwara no Sanekata
A shorter episode today in the aftermath of having no power in Chiba from the recent Typhoon. A short story about Fujiwara no Sanekata. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
07:57
September 13, 2019
E12 - When Day became Night / Fujiwara no Ietaka
Today we delve into the story of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and her Brother Tsukiyomi, the Moon God. And Heather has a poem today by Fujiwara no Ietaka. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
31:18
September 06, 2019
E11 - Superstitions / Yuyake Koyake
Today we take a look into a few Japanese Superstitions.  And Heather has for us today a song. One we have mentioned a few times so far in our past episodes.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
30:35
August 30, 2019
E10 - A Ghost Story in Tokyo / Masaoka Shiki
Holiday special solo episode! A summer night outside in Tokyo is a great place to tell a ghost story. Heather shares a tale about the Nopperabo as well as a summer haiku by Masaoka Shiki. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Heather.
09:05
August 22, 2019
E09 - Izumo Province (Mythological Creation) / Yasumi Roan
Today we're back into the realm of Mythology with the origins of the Province of Izumo. And of the poem, we have another reading from Yasumi Roan. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
19:10
August 09, 2019
E08B - Order 9066 and 1000 Cranes / Daini Sanmi
The last of our two part Episode looking into some of the events of World War Two. Two stories today, one from the West Coast of America and another from Hiroshima.  With the poem by Daini Sanmi. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
35:43
August 02, 2019
E08A - Righteous Among Nations / Yamanoue no Okura
Today is the first of a 2 part episode with today's episode looking into the life of Chiune Sugihara. The savior of 1000's of Jews during the Holocaust. And for the poem this week, we have a haiku by Yamanoue no Okura.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
32:33
July 26, 2019
E07 - Target: Nobunaga / Kobayashi Issa
We're taking our first glimpse into the Ninja today. Looking into lives and exploits of a man known as Sugitani Zenjubo.  And for the poem, we have a Haiku from the man known as Kobayashi Issa. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
30:28
July 19, 2019
E06 - Lord of Rice / Matsuo Basho
Heading into the realm of Folklore today we look into the story of Fujiwara Hidesato.  And for the poem, we have a Haiku from the man known as Bashō. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
30:51
July 12, 2019
E05 - Weaver of Heaven
Festival time is just around the corner in Japan. So we're taking a look into the story behind the festival known as Tanabata. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
20:35
July 05, 2019
E04 - Samurai Weatherman / Firefly Song
Today we look into a Samurai who not only was an expert in his field, but one who could control the weather. And for the poem this week, we have something a little different for you; a traditional children's song.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:59
June 28, 2019
E03 - Death of a Goddess / Fujiwara no Yoshitaka
Today we delve into the death of the Goddess Izanami, and for the poem, we have a reading from a poet known as Fujiwara no Yoshitaka. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
25:59
June 20, 2019
E02 - Iron Rat / Ono no Komachi
Today we look into the Yokai known as Tesso and how he came to be, with a poem from the poet Ono no Komachi. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
25:43
June 14, 2019
E01 - Heavenly Spear / Yasumi Roan
Today we're discussing the first islands born in Shinto Mythology, with a poem by the poet Yasumi Roan.  ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram:  @nexus_travels Facebook: @japanarchives ~~ Intro and Outro music by The Kyoto Connection available on the freemusicarchive. ~~ Written by Thomas and Heather.
22:15
June 07, 2019
Welcome to the Japan Archives
Welcome one and all to our little show on Japanese History. Listen here first to get the lowdown on how our show works. *Recording coming from the future in 2021*
04:43
June 06, 2019