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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sekigahara: The Rise of the New Shogun

Sekigahara The Battle of Sekigahara is known as the greatest Samurai battle in Japan of all time that took place on October 21, 1600.  It was a fight that resulted in lots of bloodsheds. This has a preeminent effect on how it led the country to stability and flourishing culture for the next 250 years. […]

The Role of Castles in the Samurai Battles

The Role of Castles The roles of castles in the Samurai battles differed greatly.  Castle makers used wooden enclosures in the early times. While In the 16th century, it evolved into a beautiful stone castle. Castles are mainly utilized for military defense. Castles are built in tactical locations. In particular, on rivers, roads and trade […]

Japan’s Greatest Naval Battle: Dan-no-Ura

Japan’s Greatest Naval Battle The Dan no Ura is the continuation of the Taira and Minamoto clans series of battles that starts at Ichi-no-Tani. It comprises the grand Genpei War of the rich Japanese history. It has been weeks after Yoshitsune came back to Kyoto. This was after Taira was defeated at Ichi-no-Tani and fled […]