Of Thoughts and Swords

A blog about Science, Philosophy, Wargaming, Literature and other things, in three or more languages.

Haiku 13.05.2018

  大雨(おおあめ)に 弐刃打(にわぶ)つかるき 塵出(ちりい)でる Inmitten des Regens Treffen sich zwei Klingen Staub springt empor Under heavy rain Two blades meet Dust explodes

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sword Sorrows: Finally getting one

This week, or rather last week when I ordered it, I finally did something I put of for a long time: I got a Katana. I am rather into this … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Going to town: Conference tomorrow

So less posting here than I wanted the last two weeks, but it is coming. I have been busy painting so expect a longer update on this one next week. … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading: Chinese History

Here I am again with the next one down. Chinese Weapons from the Bibliotheca Orientalis series, first published 1932 in Shanghai was a short read. Back then E.T.C. Werner assembled … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Readings: Japanese History 2

As promised (mostly to myself) I read Everyday things in premodern Japan. The hiden legacy of material culture. written by Susan B. Hanley. Hanley tries to grasp what impact things … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Origins of the Japanese Sword.

This is an article which sadly never got published, because of differing circumstances which prevented that. Therefore I publish it here for everyone to read. Maybe some good will come … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment