I have had to face a hard reality but I've found I don't fit my field parka anymore.
it is a large FW14 (THE BEST ITERATION) in the best colour - olive.
I also have the Northbrook in black, similar in fit to the field parka.
That's what got me going on this, great book. Also being Dutch and having a grandfather who was a good history teacher on the subject helps a lot.Thanks for joining to make this contribution. Good advice about hani bi, I really liked Takeshi Kitano in 'Brother'
Thanks GDL, been able to track down many of these. Will subject my wife to a lot of movies she won't want to watch in the next week.
Also, any books about the early years of western interaction with Japan? 1600-1800? I find it a fascinating time.