Experience the grandeur of Japan’s samurai tradition at the Shingen-ko Festival in Kofu, or the vibrant Samurai Day Parade across various cities. Witness historical reenactments, samurai armory displays, and immerse in rich cultural ceremonies unique to the Land of the Rising Sun.
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 at the time was the Samurai, and he demanded armor of similar quality, […]
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 many as seventeen. All examining the reunification of Japan, during the rise of […]
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 other hand were outlaws, and lower-class peasants that fought with stealth, and no […]
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 a copy, the original is still in Japan. It is one of the […]
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 be claimed, around 500 years ago. Its history begins with 2 Samurai that […]
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 to be the best of quality of death too. Nothing half-hearted, or without […]
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 doesn’t last very long, as there is nothing on record about him after […]