About Joshua L. Badgley
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 (UAF), he studied Japanese language, including a year long exchange with Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU), in Seto, Japan, and has since been back numerous times.
He is also a student of budō. This path started as a student of aikidō at the UAF, and then a student of kendō at NGU. This led him to eventually help with the foundation of the Capital Area Budōkai. Today, his primary focus is on Nakamura Ryū Battōdō, and Shindō Musō Ryū.
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
Li Bai’s Poetry for the Atlantian Kingdom Arts & Sciences Poetry Smackdown - 2012: Poetry in the style of Li Bai for the Duke Gyrth Oldecastle Memorial Poetry Smackdown and Atlantia's KASF. The poetry is based on examples of Li Bai's poetry
Byzantium to Japan: Common Clothing Elements and Design Across the Silk Road - 2011: A presentation at Pennsic on common elements found across the silk road, primarily those associated with the Sogdians, Persian traders along the silk road.
Purple Twill Patterned Hou: Japan, Nara Period, (8th century) - 2010: A reconstruction of a Japanese hô from the Nara period, based on extant examples in the Shôsôin.
Divination, Astrology, and Magic in Ancient China and Japan - 2005: A paper on the various philosophies in China and Japan involved with divination and magic, including Yin Yang theory, the Yijing, oracle bones, and geomancy (aka feng shui).
Men's Japanese Court Garb - 2002: A brief guide on court garb for men. The same information and more can be found in the section on men's clothing.
Hitatare Kamishimo - A silk hitatare kamishimo made with a new theory of how to measure panel sizes.
Project Photos - A Flickr set of various projects over the years. While disorganized, it may provide some help for how things should look.
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: