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Silk and Steam: Far East Steampunk

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Silk and Steam: Far East Steampunk

A group for those residents and explorers of the distant and ancient Silk Road. Share the era of the Meiji Period where Victorian culture merged with Bushido and Asian tradition to create the world of the Far East Silk Road.

Location: Tokyo, Japan and elsewhere.
Members: 47
Latest Activity: Jun 28

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Shanghai Steam - Steampunk/Wuxia Anthology

Started by Raydeen Graffam Aug 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Release date: November, 2012 …Continue

Chikanobu -Japanese Meiji Artist

Started by teawithablackdragon. Last reply by teawithablackdragon Apr 21, 2012. 2 Replies

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Japanese Steampunk Music - Strange Artifact

Started by Dan Orlowitz Nov 29, 2011. 0 Replies

If you'll indulge me, a plug for a band that I've been working closely with since the spring! Strange…Continue

Tags: strange artifact, tokyo, japan, band, music

I have been asked to do a Steampunk panel at an Anime Con

Started by teawithablackdragon. Last reply by teawithablackdragon Aug 8, 2011. 4 Replies

I have been asked to do a panel at an Anime Con. Any suggestions on content?

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Comment by Madame Magdalena (Maria Noah) on January 23, 2014 at 6:05pm

Hello!  Culturally Korean white lady who is Gojira-sama (Godzilla, to Westerners)'s assistant in travelling through time to stop the seeds of nuclear holocaust so he won't have to stomp cities any more!  He hates killing people when it can be prevented!

Comment by SteampunkSiren on March 31, 2013 at 11:16pm

Comment by teawithablackdragon on July 8, 2012 at 2:35pm
Comment by teawithablackdragon on April 21, 2012 at 8:12am

Chikanobu a Japanese Meiji artist

Comment by teawithablackdragon on August 21, 2011 at 12:31pm
Costume ideas  here is great place to look for some ideas.  there are number of steampunk ninja so I am sure you can come up with something.  clockwork hellboy sounds interesting
Comment by Unthalit Thammavongsa on August 20, 2011 at 9:27pm
Thanks Lori, normally I have a fairly creative mind. But when trying to come up with an idea of an asian steam punk outfit I'm drawing a blank. I'm trying to come up with a design based on Thailand or Laos but have came up with nothing. Then I thought about a steampunk Ninja and came up with an idea like the clockwork guy from Hell Boy.
Comment by Yoko not Ono on August 20, 2011 at 8:26am
One of the most helpful things I have learned is that Steampunk is more of a filter than a genre. Anything can be punked.
Comment by Unthalit Thammavongsa on August 20, 2011 at 6:53am
Hello all, I'm a bit new to steam punk. I haven't really seen to much of an asian twist to the steam punk genera and I came across this group. Hopefully this group will give me some ideas on how to go about an asian steam punk outfit.
Comment by Prince of the North on June 6, 2011 at 10:07am

Does anyone want to discuss kimono?

A week ago at a convention (Wiscon) in Madison Wi, I shopped at Ragstock and picked up a narrow silver/orange striped obi ($4) and a men's silver-grey silk kimono, fully lined (sale $5 !). My intent was to re-use the fabric.  I've heard that normally kimono are aired out between wearings and disassembled for a rare full cleaning.   In taking it apart, I found that it was all hand-stiched and had almost no cutting lines.  The angles are folded under the lining.  Main sections are full width of the woven fabric (which is why there is a straight back seam).

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on March 7, 2011 at 3:00am

Ah the SCA...speaking as a member in good standing of SCA Anonymous....hi my name is Shirikuma nakamura no kami yagiu....or was it Lady Marion of Scarborough...oh my mundane name ?....I had one of those once...I fear I have misplaced it.

 

I was a member of a Japanese household in Colorado in which we camped, ate and dressed in 15 cen Japanese, right down to separate tables and food at feast  where the women ate in private.  You wouldn't beleive the flack we took, but it was so interesting to merge into a clan system where everyone knew their role.

 

In my story (beginning in 1855) my airship captain, who is female, must recruit and train a crew of women.  No men would take orders from her even though she is a princess of the Fujiwara clan.  Thank you Mr. Turnbull.  Getting around the social taboos and avoiding being married off to some prince while battling the evil British Empire makes for a very interesting story line.

 

 

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