Episode 476 – To Have My Deeds Known

How did one man’s determination to get paid end up producing one of the best records we have of a pivotal moment in Japanese history?


Conlan, Thomas. In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Takezaki Suenaga’s Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions

Yamamura, Kozo, ed. The Cambridge History of Japan, Vol 3: Medieval Japan.

Princeton University’s website on the scrolls, which has some cool contextual information and detail shots.


Adachi Yasumori, shugo of Higo and the guy who gave Takezaki what he wanted.
The warriors of Shiraishi Michiyasu riding to Takezaki’s rescue in the first battle.
Naval combat during the second invasion.
The Takezaki Jinja during the prewar era.
Takezaki in the first battle. You can see his horse shot out from under him.