David, I know that site very well for years! It's a real treasure hoard for all Japanese reenactors!
I even filled the site a bit!
The late Anthony Bryant wrote a booklet, years ago. It was kind of a manual for Japanese reenactment. The site actually is the much larger web version of the booklet. There were two pages "under construction", though the articles were in the book. I typed those out and redrew the illustrations. I think it were the pages about "tate" (shields) and "jinmaki" (camp curtains).
From the instructions gathered on the site, I made myself a Kataginu Kamishimo together with a friend. Well... she actually did the most work by far, to be very honest. But I've been her eager apprentice.
Before I got to know the site, I knew Tony's name already from his books in the Osprey series.
And later I acquired the best Japanese role playing system by far: "Sengoku", which was co-authored by him.
Nowadays I am a member of the brand new Belgian chapter of the SCA, where Tony was known as Baron Edward of Effington and his Japanese persona, ... ... darn! Got to look that up!
I am working on a group here in the Benelux. It's going to be:
- Mainly Japanese reenactment. - An Azuchi Momoyama SCA household (were the dress rules will be much stricter than in the rest of the SCA). - Martial arts demos.
That being said, I also teach 16th century Japanese martial arts here in Antwerp.
Well... I gather that's about it for now.
-=# Edit #=- Hiraizumi Tôrokurô Tadanobu was the name of Tony's Japanese persona!
BTW, as I stated there already: I'd like to go for a "ryō awase, roku mai, yokohagi okegawa dō". My era is Azuchi–Momoyama.
These would be my inspiration for the colour scheme. Of course, the type of armour shown is not Azuchi Momoyama, but the wood prints most likely are Edo Jidai, when historical accuracy wasn't a big deal. It's the same person twice though, Hattori Hanzō, depicted by - I think - two different artists in a very similar colour scheme. So I guess the colours might be accurate.
My introduction has been moved away from the introduction forum? That's a bit odd...
We have new admins that are learning the system. Sorry your entire thread was moved. We have to maintain a divide between reproduction and antique armour. As you introduction tailed off into the world or reproduction and re-enactment we had to move it.
Sorry Kennin/Achim; as Dave said there are a number of new admins trying to figure out how to groom the forum to keep it tight and well-maintained. I'm the one (new admin, wholly inexperienced) who moved the whole thread. Have put the original intro posts back in the introductions section.
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2016 16:56:41 GMT by Deleted: updated admin changes