The Breathtaking Japanese Dragon (with paintings)

The Japanese Dragon   Japanese Dragon have appeared in the mythology since immemorial times. They are fascinating creatures with a much larger background than Western books and films often show. Asian dragons are closer to the figure of the gods. They are not simply beasts, but their powers and dimensions elevate some of them to […]

Top 10 Samurai Books You Should Read Before You Die

Top 10 Samurai Books Although what we receive most on social networks about katanas are queries about our swords, from time to time a very specific request pops up: “Do you have recommendations for samurai books?” It’s always a compliment to be asked this question, so we can have a good time giving recommendations of […]

The Real History of the Ninjas

The True History of the Ninjas Experts have had a bad time when it comes to researching about ninja history. Ninjas, also known as shinobis, have always found themselves in the middle of a fine line. Films and novels have helped romanticize the figure of Japanese shinobi to the point where it becomes difficult to […]

Samurai Death Poems That Will Take Your Breath Away

Samurai Death Poems   In this post, we’ll take a look at the fascinating art of Samurai death poems. In ancient Japan, the arts were highly valued. Writing, poetry, music, and theater were the ideal way for Japanese people to marvel at their surroundings. To look for meaning in things, and find their own place […]

The 7 Virtues of Bushido Explained (with examples)

The 7 Virtues of Bushido Today we will show the virtues of Bushido like never before. Those were violent times. The lands were being looted and destroyed. Men put on armor and prepared to fight their neighbors to death. The only law that prevailed was the law of the strongest. In the midst of the […]

The Golden Era of the Samurai History

The Golden Era Samurai has gone a long way in Japanese history. Meanwhile, their existence had a golden era. What was this period called? What events took place? Why was this even special? Samurai were members of Japan’s warrior class. They emerged in the 8th and 9th centuries. During this time, the imperial family and […]

Five Remarkable Lady Samurai and their Samurai Journey

Onna-bugeisha The depiction of Samurai warriors is usually male-oriented but female warriors also existed. Known as Onna-bugeisha, these women fought and perform the same duties as their male counterparts. They are as powerful, deadly, capable, courageous, just, and fearsome too. These female warriors trained the same way men did. They trained to use weapons and […]

The Bloody Campaign of Ishiyama Hongan-Ji

Ishiyama Hongan-Ji One of the famous and deadliest Japanese wars of history is the Ishiyama Hongan-Ji War. Known also as the Ishiyama Kassen, the battle took place from the years 1570 to 1580 in the Sengoku Era. It was an 11-year war led by Oda Nobunaga against the Ikko Ikki. The Ikko Ikki was a […]

Rise of the Royal Warriors: The Taira Heishi

The Taira clan The Taira clan, who were also called the Heike, was a warrior family of influence and power during the 12th century. Their family history goes all the way back to 825 when they acquired the name Taira from Prince Takamune. He was the grandson of the 50th emperor of Japan, Kanmu. In […]