Info

A Short History of Japan Podcast

A walk through the best bits of Japanese history with a focus on the key people, best stories and the funny little mistakes that created Japan
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes
A Short History of Japan Podcast
2016
April


2014
October
April


2013
January


2012
November
October
September
July
April
March
January


2011
December
February
January


2010
November
October
August
July


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: January, 2013
Jan 29, 2013

The Siege of Osaka Castle in the winter of 1614-15 and the final Battle for Osaka Castle in the summer of 1615 marks the final chapter in the Sengoku Jidai. After years of rivalry between the forces of the Toyotomi and the Tokugawa the final question of who would dominate Japan for the next few hundred years was decided - but not before conspiracy, cowardice, spanked bottoms and cross dressing was tried as a winning strategy!  Here is a map of the events discussed in the podcast.

1