Category Archives: Edo Period

Homosexuality in Feudal Japan

Homosexual practices are an integral aspect of samurai culture that is often overlooked or dismissed in studies of the Japanese warrior classes. Getting the fundamentals out of the way first, homosexuality between men was, in most cases, acceptable and widely … Continue reading

Posted in Azuchi-Momoyama Period, Edo Period, Japanese History, Muromachi Period | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The place of the Samurai in post-Sengoku Japan

We often take for granted when talking about the samurai and the world which they inhabited the idea of a “feudal Japan”. Feudalism, its meaning and providence is the subject of much debate among medieval historians and to apply it … Continue reading

Posted in Edo Period, Japanese History | Leave a comment