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feudal eara homes and shiro

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:26 pm

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:unsure: i'm having heaps of trouble finding references to the exterior and interior of traditional Japanese homes and castles (shiro) for art and history research
i also don't have much money so dose anyone know any good sights where i can get this information and reference photos

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Re: feudal eara homes and shiro

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:26 pm

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You could try and look for some info in Louis Frederic books. He was a specialist on South East Asia. I know that there is English edition of Daily Life in Japan at the Time of the Samurai. I don't know how many others are available. I have one of his books about Meiji but it's in Polish. However in my book there are descriptions of rural homes how they looked in Edo and how they changeg later on (propably urban houses as well, I don't remember).

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Re: feudal eara homes and shiro

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:26 pm

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It's not always accurate, but if you want to see how a skilled artist portrayed this time period in a manga, check out the interior scenes in "Inuyasha" by Takahashi Rumiko. It's probably not 100% accurate, but it might be a good reference for how to portray the general "look" + where to put shading, lines, etc.

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Re: feudal eara homes and shiro

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:27 pm

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yes, inuyasha is very good.

there are tonnes of samurai drama set in that era aswell, if you just want the visuals then it wouldnt matter if you dont know japanese. How feudal do you want it? Sengoku jidai? before western influence? or is pre meiji restoration ok?

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