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 […]

The Most Badass Onna-Bugeisha of All Times

Japanese Emperors and Empresses Tennō (天皇) is a Japanese word for the Emperor of Japan, the head of the Imperial Family. There are a lot of people asking if the first nine Emperors of Japan were real and if they even existed. Historians call the earlier monarchs as “legendary emperors” since they do not have […]

The Most Remarkable Japanese Mythology and Legends

Japanese Mythology The mythology of Japan has an epic history (including that of the Samurai!), beginning from 2,000 years ago. It embraces two major religious traditions, the Shinto and Buddhist traditions; moreover, folk religion was used as an agricultural base. Japanese mythology contains quite a few numbers of gods, goddesses, and spirits. In fact, most […]