The medieval Japan of Yamabuki Authors Today, Katherine M. Lawrence blogs a bit about Japan in 1172, when the events of Sword of the Taka Samurai take place. Take a peek. December 22, 2015 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Type here..Name* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.