Top 4 Astounding Japanese Battles in History

Japanese Battles in History Japan has its fair share of battles in history. Each battle left a significant role and scar to what Japan is today. In the 12th Century, the Samurai rose to power and established the Shogunate. They controlled the government and the Japanese society until 1868, Meiji Restoration. During the Samurai era, […]

Is there a difference between Kabukimono and Ronin?

Kabukimono and Ronin What is Kabukimono? What is Ronin? Japanese people are ethnic groups that are native to Japan. They are one of the largest ethnic groups – approximately 129 million people worldwide. Japanese people are divided into different kinds and groups of people. It is also with their various roles and different ways of […]

Hojo Masako, the Prominent Nun Shogun

The Prominent Nun Shogun Shogun were Japanese warlords. They played an essential role in the history of Japan, particularly in the Medieval Period. Most of them came from the Samurai class. It is easy to think of them as all males. However, some of them were females. Among them, there was one who was also […]

The Daisho: The Samurai’s Swords

The Daisho Do you know the importance of Daisho? The Samurai wore the Katana as their life swords. That is true. But what most didn’t know is that Samurai don’t just have one sword with them. There would either be two or sometimes three swords. Daisho is the set of swords that these warriors wield. […]

The Legendary Tsukahara “Kensei” Bokuden

Kensei In the warring period of Japan when Samurai was prevalent, they had an honorary title “Kensei” or “Sword Saint”. A Samurai who has legendary skills in swordsmanship receives this title. In any martial arts of any time, it is reasonable to aim for the highest rank. Many tournaments were set up, and many joins […]

Who Was the God the Samurai Worshipped?

The God the Samurai Worshipped Also known as Yahata no kami, the name Hachiman can be traced back to a prehistoric place in Kyushu. It means “God of Eight Banners”. These heavenly banners signaled the birth of the 15th emperor of Japan, Emperor Ōjin. Moreover, Hachiman is the syncretic divinity of war and archery. For […]

The Conquest of Toyotomi: The Dual Battles of Imjin

The Dual Battles of Imjin The Imjin invasion started in the year 1592 when the Japanese army arrived at the Busan port city. This peninsula is in the southernmost spot of Korea. The Japanese military soon conquered the location. The Japanese became repulsed after years of brutal fighting, which even culminated a mediation by China. […]

The Different Martial Arts designated on Each Weapon

Different Martial Arts After a long period of war, a mysterious martial art called Ninjutsu came. At first, the technique aims to teach the warriors to defend themselves. Years passed by, it evolved as an aggressive approach to kill the warriors’ enemies. After Ninjutsu, other techniques were formed: the Aikido, Judo, Jujutsu, and Karate and […]