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4 Ways to Relive the Days of the Japanese Samurai at Nikko’s Edo Wonderland!

The Edo (江戸) period was one of the most definitive periods of Japanese history in terms of art, culture and society. This was also the era in which Japan earned its name as the Samurai Country. Edo Mura (江戸村; Edo Village), also known as Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村), in Nikko (日光) gives visitors a chance to…

Failing Your Entrance Exams, A Ronin’s Hardships

Maybe you’ve heard of a “ronin” when learning about Japan. Normally, we hear the word in a historical context. Masterless samurai who roamed Japan in olden times. But don’t be misled by the use of the word Ronin here. Yes, Ronin are samurais without masters, but in Japan this word can also mean something different.…

Ronin: the Lordless Samurai

Have you ever watched The 47 Ronin? It was a long movie starred by Keanu Reeves which originated from the early 18th century. It featured samurais becoming ronins. So what are ronins, exactly? The Origin of Ronin As a child is without a home, so goes for the ronin without a master. They do not…