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Real Samurai, Kimono styles and More in This Week’s Hot 10 Articles!

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Unleash Your Inner Ninja at Miraikan Through This Special Exhibition!

The first country that comes to mind whenever you hear the word ninja is, of course, Japan. Espionage, infiltration, and assassination. These were the three things the hidden ninjas of Japan were skilled at during their heyday. However, due to their secretive nature, information about ninjas and their history is quite scarce. Thanks to a…

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…

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…