Help support TMP


"African samurai: The enduring legacy of a black warrior" Topic


5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Medieval Discussion Message Board

Back to the Classical Asian Warfare Message Board


Areas of Interest

Ancients
Medieval
Renaissance

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Featured Ruleset

The Shock of Impact


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Showcase Article


Featured Profile Article

Dung Gate

For the time being, the last in our series of articles on the gates of Old Jerusalem.


Featured Book Review


478 hits since 28 Aug 2020
©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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…"
Main page
link


Amicalement
Armand

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)

Amicalement
Armand

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…


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.