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back of japan podcast #4: Zelda and the Door To Echigo

On a very special Mother's Day episiode,

-Josh gets his filthy hands on the new Zelda game, but fears its addictive power

-We answer a few burning questions about Echigo, specifically:

HOW DID ECHIGO COME FROM KOSHI?

HOW BIG WAS ECHIGO?

HOW DID ECHIGO GET ITS NAME?

Now with Koshi out of the way, we've cleared the road to Echigo. We're heading into some pretty deep water next time with a dive into Sado Island!

Thanks for listening and have a great summer!

Josh

 

Map of Echigo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/108745105@N04/14700936039/

A Basic Research on Epidemics during the Nara Period; Based on Records of Epidemics in Shoku-Nihongi (early reference to Echigo in 698) - https://kansai-u.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=pages_view_main&active_action=repository_view_main_item_detail&item_id=12272&item_no=1&page_id=13&block_id=21

Taika Reforms and Ritsuryo in Echigo - https://www.mapple.net/articles/bk/20303/

Echizen, Echu and Echigo kanji - https://j-town.net/2016/01/30220630.html?p=all