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The Samurai Tradition of Taking Heads | Shogunate Extra

Throughout the history of Japan’s Samurai, we can see a constant tradition of collecting and displaying defeated enemy heads. This Shogunate Extra video seeks to dive deeper into that history, as we learn of its origins and evolution.

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Sources Used:

-“Samurai Battles” By Michael Sharp
-“Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” by Stephen Turnbull
-“The Samurai Warrior” by Ben Hubbard
-“War in Japan: 1467 – 1615” by Stephen Turnbull

Two Excellent web sources:

-https://medium.com/@nasreldeenaboutaleb/samurai-head-viewing-ceremonies-c3cb98dc1de9
-https://delanceyplace.com/view-archives.php?p=3327

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“Bryce” by Toru Takemistu

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