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Is The Last Samurai based on history?

If you have seen the film The Last Samurai, you might wonder how much creative flair went into the storyline vs. what was factually correct. I'll reveal the details here.

A History of Samurai Helmets at Sotheby’s

These are just some of the great helmets that have been under lot at Sotheby’s. With more than a thousand years of turbulence, violence, civil war, and conflict between ruling Lords and clans. The highest status warrior

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan on Netflix

This is a six-part series on Samurai historical details from the final few decades of the Sengoku Jidai. It was a 150 year period of regular civil unrest and war. The show has many historian interviews, as

Interesting Facts about Samurai Times in Japan

Difference between Ninja & Samurai? It was a Samurai that had a high-class reputation who that even in mortal combat he would adhere to the Bushido code of ethics, of the historic Japanese society. Ninjas on the

Samurai Scroll Being Cataloged In UK

A huge 15m or 49ft Japanese scroll showing many Samurai’s in battle has given all museum archivers a huge smile. It is a dedication to the 11th Century Gosannen War. Don’t get too excited, this is only

Mysterious 500-Year-Old Samurai Scroll Prooves Spirits Are Real

Just recently discovered is a Samurai text scroll known as the “Sword Scroll“. It goes on to show some of the most well-trained fighting techniques, with elaborate methods and amazing combinations. The text was written, is to

Samurai Loyalty vs Love

Many Samurai performed a sacrifice of their life. Thanks to their ingrained loyalty to their Lord’s well-being, such that if anything should happen to him, the Samurai would be obliged to perform an honorable death. It had

The new Anime on Netflix featuring Japans First Black Samurai

The new Netflix Anime series features the life and times of Yasuke. A famous traveling bodyguard, who became a Samurai for one of the most powerful Feudal Lords at the time. It is a fascinating story, although