Note: due to a numbering error on my end, I recorded this episode as 487. It is actually 488. This has been corrected for episode posts, but I don’t have the time to go re-record the opening of each episode.
This week: how the rise of a powerful religious institution helped draw the attention of one of Japan’s greatest warlords to Osaka, and how the city emerged from the ashes of his collapse to become once again a center of commerce in Japan.
McClain, James L and Wakita Osamu. Osaka: The Merchant’s Capital of Early Modern Japan.
Tsang, Carol Richmond. War and Faith: Ikko Ikki in Late Muromachi Japan.