Monday, April 1, 2013

American Mishima April 2013 Update

We would like to apologize to all our readers for the lack of posts during March. We have had issues with our internet connection as well as other personal hardships that we let get in the way of maintaining our American Mishima Blog. We will make it a point never to allow this to happen so long as we continue to write.

On another front, the March 2013 edition of the Cultural News of Little Tokyo had just been delivered throughout the Los Angeles area featuring our abridged review of the feature film Emperor which we reviewed in February. We are prominently featured on Page 2 and continue on to pages 5 & 7. We would most sincerely like to thank the publisher Mr. Shige Higashi for this most unique opportunity to write for his distinguished paper. It was truly an honor. Arigatou' Gozaimashite.

And now relating to the Samurai Yoroi of Uesugi Kenshin pictured here. In times of hardship and the unendurable, we are often reminded of such nobility of the Samurai Warlord Uesugi Kenshin of Echigo. During a boycott of Salt by other Daimyo against the Uesugi Clan's chief rival the Takeda, Kenshin ignored his generals to crush his rival and secretly sent salt to the Takeda because as he put it "Wars are to be fought with swords and spears not with rice and salt." To take advantage of his rival under such conditions would have been most dishonorable. Such food for thought!

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