The Last Samurai

Saigo Takamori, the Real Last Samurai With a Fascinating Story

One of the aspects of Japan that attracts many people is samurai. Noble Japanese warriors wielding deadly weapons with codes of honor is a cool concept for many people. Although the blockbuster movie starring Ken Watanabe and Tom Cruise, The Last Samurai, was based on the true Japanese figure, Saigo Takamori, the truth does not…

Everything You Know About the Samurai Is Wrong?

Many years ago, in high school, I was a total otaku. I loved JRPGs, anime, and most of all samurai. I have always loved the idea of a lonely warrior who can match wits as well as blades. So, naturally I fell in love with anime such as the classic Ruroni Kenshin series, and when…

3 Famous Filming Spots in Japan to Re-Live Some of those Favorite Movie Scenes!

Did you know that Japan has one of the oldest and largest filming industries in the world? It has been producing films since 1897 and for more than 100 years has continued to expand around the globe. In its history, one aspect that is particularly interesting are the various attractive locations used during filming. Here…

Send the Legendary Japanese Actor, Ken Watanabe Plenty of Positive Vibes!

Few Japanese actors have transcended both domestic and international film as have Ken Watanabe (渡辺謙). Known for his unique voice, incredible acting skills, and range of performances he is definitely one of the most recognisable faces of Japanese acting. He has prevailed in the land of domestic and international show business, all while facing some…

Who is The Last Samurai?

Everyone has seen Tom Cruise`s Hollywood flick “The Last Samurai” but how many of us knew the true last samurai, “Saigo Takamori (西郷隆盛)”? Who is Saigo Takamori? historyanswers.co.uk/ Saigo Takamori`s actual name is ‘Saigo Kokichi’. Generally Samurais change their names when they become adults. ‘Takamori’ is added to his family name ‘Saigo’ and he is…

5 Best Hollywood Movies Set in Japan

Maybe the movie freaks will know some of the best movies that were filmed in Japan. Yes, in fact, there are many world-famous movies that were set in Japan. Those movies usually show us the beauty and uniqueness of Japanese places and culture. These are some movies that are quite famous and are worth to…