This week: what does it take to be part of Japan’s most infamous warlord duo? We explore the lives of Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin, their relationship with each other, and the ways in which their rivalry has been romanticized over the course of Japanese history.
Listen to the episode here.
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“Review: Legends of the Samurai by Hiroaki Sato”, by G. Cameron Hurst, Monumenta Nipponica 52, No 3
Hurst, G. Cameron, The Armed Martial Arts of Japan.