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2018年12月26日

Descendants of the Daimyo

What a day! Meeting with the planning division of a major banking group this morning, then to City Hall to be one of the judges for the new Toyotomi Hideyoshi tourist route logo, then to Tokyo to attend a book launch as a guest of friend, Mr. Akechi Kenzaburo, a historian and researcher, and the descendant of Akechi Mitsuhide, the samurai who is remembered as the “traitor who killed Oda Nobunaga.” Akechi Kenzaburo now researches the truth about his ancestor, and has uncovered some interesting facts regarding the shocking attack on Nobunaga in 1582. The party was also attended by the ancestors of warlords Kuroda Kanbei and Uesugi Kenshin!
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With Akechi Mitsuhide’s descendant, historian and writer Akechi Kenzaburo

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Kuroda Josui and Kuroda Nagamasa’s descendant, Mr. Kuroda Kiyohisa and Uesugi Kenshin, Uesugi kagekatsu descendant, Mr. Uesugi Takahisa

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2018年12月26日
2018年12月24日

Japan Castle Expo 2018

Heading back home to Nagoya now after a day at the Japan Castle Expo. I was one of the seminar presenters today, with the theme being what non- Japanese see as the attraction and interest in Samurai castles. Filled our 150 seat limited space as fellow castle enthusiast, Andrew Autry and I chatted about the castles we’ve been to, and why we study them! The Castle Expo is an annual event, and also the gathering place for the nation’s top castle researchers and specialists!

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My book, SAMURAI CASTLE Bilingual Guide, on sale at Castle EXPO

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With Andrew Autry doing a talk show on Foreigners interest in Japanese castles

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With Shunputei Shouta, Japan’s top Rakugo comic and castle fan

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With Castle EXPO coordinator Kato San,  history writer Hirayama Yu,  and samurai castle researchers Kato Masafumi and Professor Nakai Hitoshi.

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Castle researcher Naganuma San

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2018年12月24日
2018年02月14日

名古屋城登城、777回目!!

777th time to visit Nagoya Castle!!
This time was for a magazine shoot and interview for a castle special coming out in March!


どーもどーもどーも!クリス・グレンです。
名古屋在住25年。
名古屋城が好きすぎて、とうとう名古屋城登城、777回です!

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ちなみに今日は、雑誌の取材でした。

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778回目は、誰と行くことになるのか!?
いつ、行くことになるのか!?
僕も、まだわかりません(笑)




2018年02月14日
2017年12月24日

X-mas 2018!!

Faired pretty well this X-mas,…
The swag included a rare Star Wars Trilogy edition 12 inch Boba Fett figure, signed by Jeremy Bulloch, the original actor in the suit, also a Star Wars Rogue One DVD and special figure box set, Star Wars spaceship model and a Star Wars picture book….

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I guess people must think I like Star Wars! Incidentally, went to see Last Jedi for the 2nd time this evening with some friends too…





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