Joshua L. Badgley is an amateur enthusiast of Japanese history, and a friend and student of the late Anthony J. Bryant.
Through high school and in college, at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, he studied Japanese language, including a year long exchange with Nagoya Gakuin Daigaku, in Seto, Japan, and has since been back numerous times.
He is also a student of budô. This path started as a student of aikidô at UAF, and then a student of kendô at NGU. This led him to eventually help with the foundation of the Capital Area Budôkai. Today, his primary focus is on Nakamura Ryû Battôdô, Shindô Musô Ryû, and Mugai Ryû Iaihyôdô.
Baron Ii Katsumori, O.Pel, etc., is a former Baron of the Far West (at the time that included Japan, Korea, and Thailand). He started his journey in the Barony of Winter's Gate in the Principality of Oertha, in the Kingdom of the West. He quickly found an interest in Japanese history and apprenticed to Baron Edward of Effingham.
He later moved to the Kingdom of Atlantia, where he was inducted into the Order of the Pearl. During a brief stint in the Barony of the Far West, he helped to found the Canton of Golden Playne, served as Baron, and at the end of which he was, along with his wife, inducted into the Order of the Pelican by King Marc and Queen Patricia of the West. He currently resides in the Barony of Stierbach in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
SCA Documentation Links
The following links will take you to external class notes and articles that Josh has written for the SCA. As many of these are not related to Japanese history, haven't been fully fleshed out, don't expect them up on the main site, but some may still be interested in them. As time permits: articles may make it up to the main page
In addition to written documentation, Joshua has accumulated a Flickr database of photos from various museums and historical sites documenting various subjects and categorized by period, for those looking for extant examples. In some cases, the collections may also include non-clothing items, as well: