I'm Scribe Figaro. Hi!
I made some Inuyasha anime music videos back when the series was running in Japan.
I still write Inuyasha fanfiction. All of it can still be found on Fanfiction.net.
I post various fandom-related things on my LiveJournal, including my occasional experiences in Japan. Most posts are locked, but if you ask I'll probably friend you. :)
I can be most easily reached by a comment on my Livejournal or by Emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I started this website in August 2003 and put it on hiatus from January 2005 to March 2008. I decided to update it now so I'd have a better way to compile my essays on the Japanese Feudal Era and present them as historical reference.
Text is in Helvetica or Times New Roman, with occasional use of Japanese character sets. Layout pictures are derived from still images of the anime Inuyasha, with overlay text from Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto. Image fonts are Stan's Hand, Carbon Block, and Cracked Johnnie.
All information in the Guides section is my own, as are all photographs unless otherwise indicated. Please do not copy without permission.
For those interested in additional information on the sengoku jidai and Japanese history and culture in general, I suggest Sources of Japanese Tradition by Tsunoda, de Bary, and Keene and Japanese Culture by H. Paul Varley. Public doman English translations of the ancient texts Kojiki and Nihonshiki can be found fairly easy on the Internet these days.
For information on samurai, most books by Stephen Turnbull are good, and I'll tentatively suggest Secrets of the Samurai by Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook if you can read it with a grain of salt. Straight from the source, and appropriately biased, are the classic Book of Five Rings by Musashi no Miyamoto and Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo.
For more on Buddhism in general and Japanese Soto Zen in particular, I suggest A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton and Zen: The Supreme Experience by Alan Watts. I'd also recommend Thank you and OK! by David Chadwick just because it's fantastic.
My favorite kanji dictionaries are Kanji and Kana by Wolfgang Hadamitzky and Mark Spahn and A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by Kenneth G. Henshall. I first learned Japanese using Japanese for Busy People but I'm sure there are better books and programs out there.
While in Japan, I made good use of The Lonely Planet Guide to Japan as well as Wikitravel.
Website and content, including all text and all photographic images, © Hagakure Productions 2003-2008 and may not be reproduced without permission.
Inuyasha: Sengoku O-Togi Zoushi is a manga comic series created by Takahashi Rumiko and published in Shonen Sunday by Shogakukan Comics. Inuyasha is also an animated series by Sunrise, produced by Sunrise, Kyoto Animation, and Yomiuri TV. Viz Communications is the licensed distributor for Inuyasha manga and anime in the United States and Canada.
All copyrights and licenses relating to Inuyasha belong to one or more of the above. Hagakure Productions is an Inuyasha fan website and makes no claim to any Inuyasha intellectual property.