We are now producing a number of items that are useful in the classroom setting to help instructors get across the information that heretofore is available only in the appendices of specialized reference books and dictionaries. In addition, we also offer some more “novelty” type products that are aimed at those with an interest in Japanese history.

     Images and descriptions of the products are below. To order any one of them, click on the image at the left, and you will be taken to a special page with that item on it where you can order it. If you wish to order several items, simply go back to this page for all the items.

     Prints are all on heavy, glossy paper. They are suitable for framing, but they also may be attached to the wall as-is.

     Contact us at the sengokudaimyo shop if you have any questions.

  

Maps
Map of Heian-kyô (large, Japanese)

This is our largest and most detailed map. It details the city and environs of Japan’s ancient capital, as well as the daidairi and dairi and buildings therein. It is perfect for classroom use. Entirely in Japanese.

Size: 23" x 35".

$21.99

Map of Heian-kyô (large, English)

This is our largest and most detailed map. It details the city and environs of Japan’s ancient capital, as well as the daidairi and dairi and buildings therein. It is perfect for classroom use. Map is in English.

Size: 23" x 35".

$21.99

Map of Heian-kyô (small, Japanese)

This map details the city and environs of Japan’s ancient capital, as well as the daidairi and dairi. It is perfect for seminar use or decorating one’s office. Entirely in Japanese.

Size: 16" x 20".

$16.99

Map of Heian-kyô (small, English)

This map details the city and environs of Japan’s ancient capital, as well as the daidairi and dairi. It is perfect for seminar use or decorating one’s office. Map is in English.

Size: 16" x 20".

$16.99

Map of Heian-kyô (mini, Japanese)

This map details Japan’s ancient capital as well as the daidairi and dairi. It is perfect for inividual student use. It is intended to be hole-punched, folded, and inserted into a notebook for reference. Map is in Japanese.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Map of Heian-kyô (mini, English)

This map details Japan’s ancient capital as well as the daidairi and dairi. It is perfect for inividual student use. It is intended to be hole-punched, folded, and inserted into a notebook for reference. Map is in English.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Classroom Charts
Time and direction in old Japan

This chart details the complex system of telling time and directions as found in Classical and historical Japanese references. It is perfect for classroom use or decorating one’s office. Chart is entirely in Japanese.

Size: 16" x 20".

$16.99

Classical Japanese adjective / verb chart

This chart presents all the conjugations of verbs and adjectives, along with those of their attached suffices. It is indespensible for students and teachers of Classical Japanese, and is perfect for seminar use. In rômaji.

Size: 16" x 20".

$16.99

Classical Japanese adjective / verb chart

As above, only designed for individual use. It is intended to be hole-punched and folded and then placed in the students’ or teacher’s notebooks. It is indespensible for students and teachers of Classical Japanese. In rômaji.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Japanese sexegesimal cycle

This chart displays the so-called ten trunks and twelve twigs, and the full cycle of their sixty combinations. The cycle was used to identify years, etc. Valuable for literature classes or those studying diarists. Entirely Japanese (with furigana).

Size: 16" x 20".

$16.99

Japanese sexigesimal cycle (small)

As above, this is a small chart intended to be hole-punched, folded, and carried in a notebook.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Miscellaneous Charts & Posters
Odoshi no iroiro — armour lacing patterns

This wall chart shows the different patterns used to lace the myriad plates of Japanese armour. In English and Japanese.

Size: 16" x 20".

$16.99

“Old time and direction” 2005 calendar print

Handsomely simple 2005 calendar is topped with our “Time and direction in old Japan” chart. A handsome, educational (and economical!) addition to your office wall.

Size: 11" x 17".

$5.99

Wall Clocks
Old Japanese hours wall clock (J)

Historically, the Japanese hour was two modern hours long, and named after one of the animals of the zodiac. The daylight hours appear on the outside ring, and the nigthtime hours on the darker, inner ring. Modern hours (and half hours) are marked by gold disks. Entirely in Japanese.

Size: 10" dimeter.

Needs one AA battery (included).

$13.99

Old Japanese hours wall clock (E/J)

This clock. like the one above, presents the zodiac-named daylight hours on the outside ring, and the nigthtime hours on the darker, inner ring. Modern hours (and half hours) are marked by gold disks. In addition to the kanji, the “readings” and their translations appear in English.

Size: 10" dimeter.

Needs one AA battery (included).

$13.99

Bell-count Japanese wall clock (J)

Another time-telling method was the tolling of temple bells. The bells tolled between four and nine times (kokonotsu — nine — was at midnight and noon) and cycled twice a day. This clock presents the repeated 12-hour cycle. Entirely in Japanese.

Size: 10" dimeter.

Needs one AA battery (included).

$13.99

Bell-count Japanese wall clock (J)

This clock. like the one above, presents the tolling-count for the hours (including the “half-hour” indicators for “off hours”). In addition to the kanji, the “readings” and their translations appear in English.

Size: 10" dimeter.

Needs one AA battery (included).

$13.99

Games
I-ro-ha sugoroku game sheet

In the Edo period, sugoroku became a game played on large sheets of paper. They were like modern progression games like “Slides and Ladders” and so on. Themes included the 53 stages of the Tôkaidô, famous kabuki stars, etc. This new sheet uses the famous “Iroha” poem (adding the one missing character — n — as the end spot). To play, a die is rolled and the player moves forward that number of spaces. The winner is the first to reach the end.

This is excellent for students, as it will teach kana as the game is played. A suggested rule is for students to name a word beginning with the kana they land on, or lose their next turn. Since most students won't know any words beginning with we or wi, those are automatic “lose-a-turn” spaces. Die and markers not included.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Heian sugoroku board

This comfortably sized print duplicates the appearance of a Heian-period sugoroku board as currently kept in the Shôsôin imperial repository. The original model was built as a lipped, flat surface supported by legs like a small, low table. Sugoroku is, essentially, backgammon. Blats that have been “knocked off” are placed file between the crescents. The print is scaled to support smaller blats (c. .75" diameter discs). Blats, dice, and cup not included.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Muromachi sugoroku board

This comfortably sized print duplicates the appearance of a Muromachi-period sugoroku board. The original versions had the game surface on the top of the gaming box, which was built like a low, solid-block table. Blats that have been “knocked off” are placed on the open middle area. The print is scaled to support smaller blats (c. .75" diameter discs). Blats, dice, and cup not included.

Size: 11" x 17".

$7.49

Novelties
“Ue-sama” coffee cup

Even if you’re not a shôgun, you can still let people know who’s the boss while you satisfy your need for java, tea, or what-have-you with this simple and attractive ceramic mug.

Holds: 11 oz.

$12.99

“Ue-sama” goods

Everything from T-shirts to cups to notebooks to...

“Ue no ji” cards

You never know when you’ll find a use for these. Keep them on hand if you ever need to write to your boss or department chairperson.

Six 5" x 7" cards.

$10.99

“Shita no ji” cards

You never know when you’ll find a use for these. Keep them on hand if you ever need to write to your underlings or students.

Six 5" x 7" cards.

$10.99

Coming soon!
Kasane no irome — Heian colors

This wall chart will present the different color combinations deemed fashionable by Heian authors. Students and teachers alike will be able to see on one page the dozens of combinations deemed critical to anyone who wanted to appear stylish. Chart will be in English and Japanese.

Genji’s family ties

This wall chart will trace all the relationships and familial ties of the characters in Murasaki Shikibu’s Tale of Genji. In English and Japanese.

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