Revue Corner #4: Sengoku Basara

Links:
Sengoku Basara @ takawiki
Sengoku Period @ wikipedia
Oda Nobunaga @ wikipedia
Sanada Yukimura @ wikipedia
Takeda Shingen ‘Kai no Tora’ @ wikipedia
Date Masamune @ wikipedia
Uesugi Kenshin @ wikipedia

Takarasiennes:
Ranju Tomu @ takawiki
Ranno Hana @ takawiki
Nozomi Fuuto ‘Daimon’ @ takawiki
Harukaze Misato @ takawiki
Asumi Rio ‘Mirio’ @ takawiki
Ootori Mayu @ takawiki
Ousaki Ayaka @ takawiki
Ayashiro Rea @ takawiki

Glossary:
Katana: Japanese sword
Ranran: namesquish of ‘Ranju Tomu’ and ‘Ranno Hana’
Sasuga: ‘as one would expect’

Corrections: Lella persists in calling the finale ‘revue’ despite Kitty’s best efforts.
The ‘mops’ are actually ‘ke-yari’ – a traditional piece of ceremonial equipment, as explained here by the lovely Naomi. But Lella likes talking about mops.

5 thoughts on “Revue Corner #4: Sengoku Basara”

    1. Thank you so much for listening. 🙂

      And that’s cool! I’ve been to Sendai but I didn’t know Date Masamune founded it. I need to read up more on Sengoku because I haven’t really put the historical people into the context of the areas they are from. 😛

  1. I’m a Japanese huge Takarazuka fan and I recently discovered this podcast. It’s so fun listening to you guys talking about Takarazuka with love and passion.

    By the way, I burst in laughter when you were talking about finale dance with “mop”. Yes, it does look like a mop, doesn’t it? That is not a cleaning equipment though. That is called “ke-yari” = (spear with feathers). A spear, but not a weapon, but for ceremonial purpose. During Edo period, daimyo or lords of small countries were required to go back and forth between their countries and Edo every year. They made huge processions and usually two men leading the procession hold ke-yari.

    The ke-yari used for daimyo procession was extremely long, but shorter version is often used in Japanese traditional dance. The one used in Sengoku Basara finale dance is this one.

    I look forward to upcoming episodes!

    1. omg LOL that is awesome! XDDDD thank you for teaching me something new! I clearly need to learn more about Japanese history. XD
      Also, it being a ceremonial piece of equipment also used in traditional dance does explain why they were dancing the way they were with them. Yay, awesome!
      Thank you so much Naomi! Please continue to tell us about intriguing cultural things in the future. I love to learn new things. And thank you for listening. 🙂

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