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The Exact Opposite Idea of the Pirate Cliché

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Originally posted on PIRATES OF ASIA:
? By The original uploader was Yeu Ninje at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, Link The Murakami Pirates were a bunch of ordinary people that turned into a…


Edo period ofuda

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Originally posted on asceticsandpilgrims:
I stumbled upon a trove of Edo period ofuda 御札, or protective talisman, while searching through archives at the Nagano Prefectural Historical Museum last week.  While some may have been purchased at a temple or shrine,…