8 Amazing Badass Tales of Real Samurai

Tales of Samurai Read some of the most amazing tales of Samurai throughout history.  Japanese warriors called the Samurai, were prominent figures during Japan’s warring period. This lasted from the years 794 to 1185, where the first Samurai appeared in the Heian era. Their prominence continued throughout the Kamakura, Muromachi, and Tokugawa periods. Despite this, […]

The Greatest Japanese Blacksmith

Greatest Blacksmiths in Japan History Japanese swords are known for their exceptional qualities, however most of it should be contributed to the great Japanese blacksmiths of all times. In this post we will cover some of the greatest blacksmith of Japan throughout time. Where does the strength of a katana come from? For some, it […]

Complete Story of the 47 Ronin

The 47 Ronin You probably heard about the story of the 47 Ronin, One of the most beloved and known stories in Japan, Whether you are familiar with the details or not, the story of the 47 Ronin is filled with honor, duty and fulfillment… The sun was just beginning to rise. The streets were […]

History of Chinese Weapons – Classic Era of Weaponry

History of Chinese Weapons Around six thousand years ago, bronze objects first appeared in Ancient China. This was the time when the Stone Age had ended, marking the start of the Metal Age. For four thousand years, bronze weapons became the primary equipment of the Chinese. Soon after this period, iron weapons became more popular. […]

Genpei Wars: Siege and Betrayals

Sieges and Betrayals The conflicts between the Taira and Minamoto families are some of the most significant in Japanese history. Not only did they mark a before and an after in a way of doing politics, but the conflicts that derived from them began a crack of loyalties that in time would only grow. While […]

The Origins of Hand-to-Hand Combat in Japan

Hand-to-Hand Combat When two or more people duel each other in a short range, They are more likely to fight with weapons like swords or daggers. In the absence of swords, some warriors use other Japanese weapons. Many martial arts and techniques have developed in Japan which teach how handle a battle empty-handed. There are […]

Genpei Wars: The Great Defense

Genpei Wars: The Great Defense The Genpei wars was a national civil war that happened during the end of the Heian period in Feudal Japan. After the events of the Heiji rebellion in 1160 in which two of Japan’s most powerful clans, the Taira and the Minamoto, fought to gain influence over the Imperial Court, […]

From Family Dispute to Civil War

The Onin War Who can tell that a dispute between a father and his son-in-law would eventually become a 12-year civil war? This war was known as the Onin War. Ōnin refers to the Japanese era spanning from March 1467 through April 1469. It occurred after Bunsho and before Bunmei. Bunsho marked the history from […]