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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

… in feudal Japan.

"When feudal Japan's most powerful warlord Nobunaga Oda met Yasuke, a black slave-turned-retainer, in 1581, he believed the man was a god.

Oda had never seen an African before. And like the locals in Japan's then-capital of Kyoto, he was awed by Yasuke's height, build and skin tone, according to Thomas Lockley, the author of "African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan."

"When Yasuke got to Kyoto (with Jesuit missionaries), there was a massive riot. People wanted to see him and be in his presence," says Lockley, who spent nine years researching and writing the book, which was published last month…"
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Legionarius30 Aug 2020 1:30 p.m. PST

Fascinating story. Thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2020 3:00 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Berzerker7331 Aug 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

Very interesting, thank you for sharing!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2020 10:43 a.m. PST

No mention my friend…


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