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How Did the Yamabuki Series Come Into Being?

Ever stare at the shelves at a bookstore or your own home library and think, “I wish there was a novel where the main character was [fill in the blank] and did [fill in the blank] but there’s no book like that. Hmmm. Why, in fact, if such a book existed, I would read it!” The next thing is the character takes shape in the person’s mind and the “adventures” of the character start to take form and soon you start writing the book you wished someone would write....

14 March 2018 · Katherine M. Lawrence
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Yamabuki's World -- 12th Century Japan

Yamabuki travels from the Taka compound to the capital of Heian-kyo.

22 December 2015 · Katherine M. Lawrence

The World of Taira no Kiyomori

As a big fan of Japanese television, I have watched more than a historic drama or two. It is a rather Japanese style to introduce historic dramas by showing the films of historic places as they look today along with artifacts and scrolls. Think Ken Burns and The Civil War, if you are American. The other day I presented a map of the Isle of Unknown Fire, which today is called Kyushu and it the southern-most of Japan’s four main isles....

20 January 2015 · Katherine M. Lawrence
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Cold Trail -- Samurai Footwear

I found a photograph of the kind of boots that might have been worn by Yamabuki.

5 January 2015 · Katherine M. Lawrence