Further Information

Listed here are either websites, YouTube videos, some books and films that really could not be done as a full review for the “Reviews” section (Note: Historical fiction novels will not be listed here but rather the “Reviews” page). Links will be provided and will be updated to make sure that they are still working. I know how hard it is to find English sources on this subject, so to help, this list has been provided for my readers.

Again, as stated in the reviews page, none of the links are sponsored content unless stated otherwise. The links are only there to help my readers find the sources that I have used in my articles.

Books

Sengoku Jidai: Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu: Three Unifiers of Japan by Danny Chaplin (2018)

This book tends to be looked down upon by pseudo-historians, mainly because it is a self published book. Nevertheless, this book is the only English source that talks about the events of the Sengoku Jidai in depth. It does focus a lot on the political background to certain events and talks about how everyday people would have lived during this age of constant war, something we do not get from most history books. It is well researched and contains a number of footnotes as well. While the paperback has gone up in price since I had purchased it myself, it is affordable for those who wish to read it on the Kindle.

Two Japanese Christian Heroes by Johannes Laures, S.J. (1959)

I happened to come across this book by chance while trying to find some information on Blessed Takayama Ukon. This book, while over sixty years old, provides a biography on two of Japan’s most famous Christian converts: Takayama Ukon and Hosokawa Gracia. While getting your hands on a physical copy might be difficult, Amazon has converted the text to Kindle format at a low and affordable price. A great read for anyone wanting to learn more about both Takayama Ukon and Hosokawa Gracia.