Posts tagged O-umajirushi

Kickstarter Post Linkdump

So, it’s been a year since my Kickstarter funded, and it’s been wrapped up for a bit. I’ve got some new stuff to talk about here, but first, for the record, I wanted to link to some of my Kickstarter posts that might be generally interesting.

Shameless Plug: O-umajirushi Kickstarter

Greetings, all,

I’m currently running a Kickstarter to publish an annotated translation of O-umajirushi, the 17th-century Japanese heraldry compendium I’ve talked about before here. O-umajirushi is a unique source for anyone interested in historical Japanese heraldry. I’m having a lot of fun with the translation, and I’m excited to be able to share my work with such a large audience! The campaign runs through the end of the month. Cheers!

Link: O-umajirushi

Preparing for teaching a class at Pennsic (my first!) on Japanese heraldry, I’ve been gathering some good sources for figures. One of the best primary sources for Sengoku-era heraldry is O-umajirushi, a collection of heraldic displays printed somewhere in 1624–1644. Contrary to some sources, all six scrolls still exist, and I just discovered they can be found online at the National Diet Library of Japan. Enjoy!