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Now You Can Wear Samurai Armor Daily Courtesy of the Samurai Hoodie!

Samurai armor is the embodiment of coolness and swag but let’s face it, the armor is just too bulky and ridiculous to wear on a typical day. A good in-between solution is to wear a samurai armor-inspired hoodie instead! The Creators View this post on Instagram A post shared by bamboo (@milktub) on Jun 2,…

A Hidden Treasure in Yamaguchi: Ruriko-ji Temple Where the Samurai Once Tread

There are many different temples in Japan today, but there are, of course, some that are outstanding. One of the greatest temples in Japan is Rurikoji temple. Rurikoji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Yamaguchi city. This national treasure is best known for the great five-story pagoda and it is rightly rated among Japan’s…

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……
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Capture Your Samurai Side at the Samurai Studio This April!

Samurais may seem to be a thing of the past if you consider how long it has been since the era of their prime in Japan. But even in this modern age, there are still some people who would like to bring the past to the present. One of the fascinating elements of Japan in…

Kyudo: The ’Way of the Bow’ as a Traditional Japanese Form of Art

Japan is home to many martial art traditions where some are only recognized within Japan. One example of this is “kyudo,” a Japanese martial art originating from the samurai class. For most practitioners in Japan, Kyudo is an art form and literally means “way of the bow” which is also linked to ancient Shinto tradition.…

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…

Why Did the Samurai Wear Their Hair In a “Chonmage”?

The chonmage is a traditional Japanese hairstyle which is usually linked to samurai and the Edo period. Traditionally, the hairstyle of chonmage features a shaved pate, and the rest of the hair is tied up in a bun. It is said that the shaven pate has an added benefit to hide various forms of male…