Japanese culture

You’re lucky you weren’t born a samurai. But samurais are lovable.

By |2020-12-02T21:01:03+09:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Japanese history, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Life was hard, and short, as a samurai. In battle, at home, at their work desk, death was always right around the corner, even after Japan had entered a long period of peace. But their stoicism is to be loved.

The cultural reason Power Rangers introduce themselves before battle

By |2020-07-30T14:13:07+09:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |

Why do Power Rangers, originally a Japanese kids TV content franchise, give a self-introduction every time they go into battle, and why do villains just patiently wait for them to finish? The Power Ranger series in Japan are the same deal. There is in fact an interesting historical/cultural background to their absurd behaviors - in the lives of Japanese samurais 400 to 800 years ago.

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