S4E47 – Scams in Old Time Japan

Scams in Old Time Japan

James dazzles Alasdair with a selection of grifts, scams and swindles from Edo period Japan. Marvel at the adventures of the legendary Hikoichi, featuring a bucket of fish-guts, a red-faced demon (literally and figuratively) and pub-based nudity.

This marks the Loremen’s long-awaited return to the shed / garret livestream format. If you want to witness it all with moving images (and an hour of extra “content”), head over to our YouTube Channel.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from The Mikado’s Empire, 1895, W. E. Griffis.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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