- Apr 2010
- T'Republic of Yorkshire
Very interesting. What is the Japanese self-conception of this entire process, do you know? Is there some kind of mythological narrative around it, similar to how the Greeks looked at the "Dorians" perhaps?
The Japanese learned a lot of their warfare from these people. The Emishi had horses, whereas at that time, the Japanese were still reliant on Chinese Tang-dynasty style warfare. The Yamato people adopted that method of warfare, which eventually eveolved into "the way of the horse and bow", or the way of the samurai.