This is a tumblr dedicated to my in-progress story The Samurai and the Oni Girl, and will feature chapter snippets and possible paragraphs & such.
It is also where I hope to collect a lot of my research that I have done over the last fourteen months to support the story.
Beware: Here could be spoilers.
Also the sidebar is the best way to navigate this blog, as the posts are all chronological from newest to oldest--so the sidebar is your friend!
Read The Samurai and the Oni Girl here! This link takes you away from tumblr, beware!*
Compiled Funfacts Here is a list of Japanese Edo-period culture that I've run into as I've been writing this story. Some funfacts didn't make the chapter cut, but are nonetheless fun, and can be found here. Other funfacts ran too long, and their full versions can be found here too. Enjoy!
Samurai Movies: Exactly what it says on the tin.
Clothing References Because I'm a nerd.
Bokken examples Featuring several bokken styles as well as the lengths of katana, wakizashi, and tanto.
17th Century Houses Interiors and exteriors, and some extra funstuff.
Butsudan Shrines Buddhist shrine meant for use in the home, still used in parts of Japan today.
Rice Harvesting Since life pretty much revolved around the rice harvest, you should oughta know more about it.
1600s Japanese Books!
Shiba Inu or Akita Adorable Japanese Dog and/or Pakkun
Shichi-Go-San Festival Outfits From the children's rite of passage festival, celebrated at seven and three for girls and five and seven for boys.
Hasekura Tsunenaga The leader of a 17th century Japanese embassy to the Vatican (1613-1620 I think).
The Great Meireki Fire of 1657 References of fire damage as well as contemporary paintings of the fire.
Awesome Castles Exactly what it says on the tin.
Dejima/Deshima Miniatures and maps of Dejima Island, in Nagasaki Harbor.
Transportation -- Litter Exactly what it says on the tin.
Deleted Scenes and Behind Them Too Exactly what it says on the tin.
Music Samurai Gets Written To Exactly what it says on the tin.
*All other links should keep you here, unless otherwise noted.