Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Shogun
http://www.pbs.org/empires/ - The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan's warlords and expels all foreigners.
Ninjutsu
Dr. M. Hatsumi kicks ass.
This is Ninjutsu - YouTube
Oct 5, 2011 ... See http://www.SigmaTrainingGroup.com for more info! Compilation of some demonstration rehearsal tapes during my stay in Japan to study ...
Ninjutsu - YouTube
Aug 20, 2010 ... Der erste einer geplanten nichtkommerziellen Ninjutsu video reihe. Beleuchtet durch einen umgebauten Baustrahler welcher über den ...
Military communication in feudal Japan
A variety of methods were used to communicate across the battlefield in feudal Japan, much like in any other culture. These methods included visual signals like flags and banners and audible signals u...
Military communication in feudal Japan - Wikipedia
Genkō War
The Genkō War (元弘の乱, Genkō no Ran) (1331–1333) also known as the Genkō Incident (元弘の変, Genkō no Hen) was a civil war in Japan which marked the fall of the Kamakura shogunate and end of...
Genkō War - Wikipedia
Genpei War
The Genpei War (源平合戦, Genpei kassen, Genpei gassen) (1180–1185) was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late-Heian period of Japan. It resulted in the fall of the ...
Genpei War - Wikipedia
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597. The conflict ended in 1598 with the wit...
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98) - Wikipedia
Ninjutsu
Ninjutsu (忍術) sometimes used interchangeably with the modern term ninpō (忍法) is the strategy and tactics of unconventional warfare and guerrilla warfare as well as the art of espionage purport...
Ninjutsu - Wikipedia
Samurai
Samurai (侍) were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan.In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士, [bu.ɕi]) or buke (武家). According to translator William Sco...
Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Toda-ha Bukō-ryū
Toda-ha Bukō-ryū (戸田派武甲流) is a Japanese koryū martial art founded in the late Muromachi period c. 1560 by Toda Seigen (戸田 清眼).The ryū contains an extensive curriculum of weapon-arts centering ...
Battle of Kumegawa
The Battle of Kumegawa (久米川の戦い, Kumegawa no tatakai) was part of the decisive Kōzuke-Musashi Campaign during the Genkō War in Japan that ultimately ended the Kamakura Shogunate. Fought in pre...
Battle of Kumegawa - Wikipedia
Kamachi Akimori
Kamachi Akimori (蒲池 鑑盛, 1520 - December 7, 1578) was a Japanese retainer of the Ōtomo clan during the Sengoku period.He served under Ōtomo Sōrin.He was known as a skilled commander in the battle a...
Ōban (Great Watch)
The Ōban (大番), usually translated as "Great Watch," was a contingent of troops dedicated to protecting the Home Provinces (畿内, kinai) and safeguarding the Throne. The Watch existed in one form or ...
Saika Ikki
The Saika Ikki or Saiga Ikki (雑賀一揆), based in Ōta in Kii Province, were one of many Ikkō-ikki (Buddhist fanatic warriors) groups in feudal Japan led by Saika Magoichi. In particular, the members o...
Chōhō
Togakure-ryū (戸隠流) is a historical tradition of Ninjutsu known as the "School of the Hidden Door", purportedly founded during the Oho period (1161–1162) by Daisuke Nishina (仁科大助) (also known a...
Siege of Kawagoe Castle
The 1545-1546 Siege of Kawagoe Castle (河越城の戦い, Kawagoe-jyō no tatakai) was part of a failed attempt by the Uesugi clan to regain Kawagoe Castle from the Late Hōjō clan in the Sengoku Period of...
Siege of Kawagoe Castle - Wikipedia
Onna bugeisha
An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alon...
Onna bugeisha - Wikipedia
Saihai
A saihai (采配) was a baton carried by samurai commanders in feudal Japan. The saihai or sai-hai was a sign of rank and a signal device.
A saihai usually consisted of a lacquered wood stick wit...
Saihai - Wikipedia
Tokugawa Haruaki
Tokugawa Haruaki (徳川 治察, November 1, 1753 – October 12, 1774) was a Japanese samurai of the mid-Edo period. The 5th son of Tokugawa Munetake, he succeeded his father as head of the Tayasu br...
Tessenjutsu
Tessenjutsu (鉄扇術, lit. "iron fan technique") is the martial art of the Japanese war fan (tessen). It is based on the use of the solid iron fan or the folding iron fan, which usually had eight or t...
Tessenjutsu - Wikipedia
Siege of Kamakura (1333)
The 1333 siege of Kamakura was a battle of the Genkō War, and marked the end of the power of the Hōjō clan, which had dominated the regency of the Kamakura shogunate for over a century. Forces loyal ...