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1543-1640

Would you like to try doing something different, something utterly new, something radical that no one else has ever tried and succeeded with, that is re-enacting the arrival of the Europeans in 16th and 17th century Japan. You would? Then welcome to SHŌGUN.







New for 2015: a photo taken on the second day of the Fayre Times Festival, 20th September 2015, where we set up a recruiting stand using our all new reproduction Japanese tent. The event is a multi-period historical and live role play display event, held at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Hertfordshire. See also the SHŌGUN Gallery page for more images of other events. The text to the left is a Japanese proverb that serves as our motto, it translates as: Seven falls, eight rises! Being equivalent to the English proverb: If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again!.

Introduction

SHŌGUN is a small unique historical re-enactment and live role playing society, with members from all over the UK. Our aim is to recreate the era of first contact between the Europeans and the Japanese people. We take part in public historical shows and run our own private events as well. The project which has been immensely difficult, was begun in 1994, and it was not until 2005 that we were able to put on our first full scale living history show, complete with a period encampment. This was Military Odyssey in Detling, Kent. This is a huge multi-period show held every August bank holiday with over 90 societies participating.

Since then we have put on displays at numerous events around the country, including the annual Will Adams Festival in Gillingham, held every September. In our early days we put on small displays at places like the National Trust's property at Snowshill Manor, which houses the Wade collection of Japanese arms and armour.

Getting Involved

So, if after looking around these web pages, you would like to get involved, or you simply require more information, then please contact me, Dean Wayland at the School.

dean@thefightschool.demon.co.uk

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