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, […]

The Warrior Classes of Feudal Japan

Warriors of Feudal Japan Feudal Japan remembered as the era of the Samurai, yet it also had its fair share of Warriors who were not considered Samurai. There were varied types off Warrior during Japan history, each warrior with their own characteristics . Here are some of the Warrior Classes during Feudal Japan: Number one: […]

The Craftsmen Responsible for the Japanese Sword

Japanese Sword Craftsmen Authentic weapons are like the craftsmen responsible for the Japanese sword. Globally known for their long tradition of excellent craftsmanship. For centuries, the Samurai’s honor, appeal, authority, and symbol has remained powerful. As for the Katana, it is revered for its effectiveness and tensile strength. Skilled craftsmen started the production of these […]

The Battle of Sekigahara: History’s Greatest Samurai Battle

The Battle of Sekigahara The Battle of Sekigahara was history’s greatest samurai battle. It was also the most vital and greatest battle at that time. It only lasted seven hours but deaths recorded went over 30,000. During the battle, the loyalist forces, despite their great numbers and superior formations, lost. The Battle of Sekigahara was […]

Does Katana Curvature Add Performance Benefits

Benefits of Katana Curvature Usually, one would ask if the curvature of the Katana adds performance benefits. Generally, the Katana, Tachi, and all their variants have a single signature component. It is something that is distinct among other kinds of swords. All these have a beautiful curve whether it is subtle or pronounced. As an […]

Minatogawa: The Final Battlefield of Kusunoki Masashige

Minatogawa: The Last Stand Minatogawa is the Final Battlefield of Kusunoki Masashige. The battle showed why Kusunoki Masashige is one of the most commendable warriors in Japanese history. He is an epitome of a true warrior with a great sense of duty and loyalty to the emperor and Imperial family. He values it even more […]

Shinsengumi: Tokugawa Shogunate’s Warriors

The Shinsengumi The Shinsengumi, the warriors of the Tokugawa Shogunate, is a group of individuals recruited by the Bakufu. They were to safeguard Kyoto from the radical loyalists of the Imperial House. Japan idolizes and romanticizes the Shinsengumi despite having a limited spot in history. They were a small faction of Ronin. It was them […]

The Battle of Tenno-ji: The Fall of Toyotomi Hideyori

The Battle of Tenno-ji The Battle of Tenno-ji is the final phase in the Osaka siege. It is under the power of Ieyasu Tokugawa against the last descendants of the Toyotomi clan. The latter was a strong opposition party. They were the only clan that prevented full control of the newly established Shogunate throughout Japan. The siege […]

Battle of Nagashino: The Fall of Takeda

Battle of Nagashino The Battle of Nagashino took place on June 28, 1575, in Nagashino castle located in Shitarabara, province of Mikawa between Oda and Tokugawa and the Takeda clan. Takeda Katsuyori, the leader of Takeda clan, known for his strong cavalry forces, aimed to capture the Nagashino castle. Oda Nobunaga, on the other hand, […]