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Ahoy, Matey! All You Need to Know About the Awesome Pirates of the Japanese Seas

What image comes to mind when someone says the word “pirate”? You probably think of Jonnie Depp in a crazy costume swinging from the mast of a ship swinging his cutlass and having great adventures in the beautiful Caribbean waters. Our cultural image of pirates has been mostly made up of the romanticized stories of…

Everything You Know About Ninjas Is Wrong?

People all over the world know the ninja. You can go to almost any country and ask someone to describe a ninja and you will get a similar description, “a guy dressed in black with a sharp sword and throwing stars”. Ninja have made it into nearly every form of media; video games, movies, comic…

Learn All About the ”Legendary Toilet Ninja,” Ukifune Jinnai!

Let’s face it: ninjas are totally awesome! Japanese history is replete of the epic exploits of legendary ninjas throughout the ages. Names like Hattori Hanzo, Goemon, and other famous ninjas are well known throughout the world. But there is one ninja who might be more awesome than any other for sheer audacity, cunning, and smell……

Ninja Day Is a Real Event in Japan?

Ninja Day is celebrated on the 22nd of February (which is the same as Cat Day). Similar to Cat Day, the reason that Ninja Day falls on the 22nd of February is due to the sound of the number 2. In Japanese, the number 2 is pronounced as “ni”, which is similar to the “ni”…

Travel Back 400 Years in Time for the Samurai and Ninja Show in Asakusa!

Most people the world over know Japan for their great warriors, the samurai and ninja. Sadly these roles ended many years ago. But thanks to the efforts of a new group you can see ninja and samurai live in battle! Samurai and Ninja An overview of Japanese history would be lacking greatly if ninja or…

Explore Japanese Ninja History and Hidden Traps at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu!

Japan has a vast history of ninjas that a museum called, Ninja Museum of Igaryu was even dedicated to Japan’s ninja history. The museum is located in Mie Prefecture near Iga Ueno Castle. It has been divided into different sections providing individual elements of ninja lore and history. It also features several exhibits and demonstrations…

Revival of the Shinobi Way: Japan’s Brand-new Ninja Council

Ninja are synonymous with Japan. Many people from across the world become very interested in learning about ninja and following their ways. Sadly the way of the ninja has been gradually disappearing in Japan for hundreds of years, with the last written account being in the 1600’s. But, now, in 2015 a new Ninja Council…

Oshino Ninja Village: Try Your Hand at Shuriken!

Ninjas are famous worldwide for being the silent assassins of feudal Japan. The ninja played a role in the warring states period of Japanese history, infiltrating and assassinating top targets. Many people from across the world are fascinated by these agile agents. Oshino Ninja Village ”Shinobi no Sato” opened in 2015 near the base of…