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  1. Medieval Japanese Weapons Influenced Culture Long After the Middle Ages

    ... of the Samurai: The Forgotten Warrior Arsenal from Feudal Japan The Honorable Death: Samurai and Suicide in Feudal Japan The most famous Japanese warriors from this time period are known ...

    Samurai Swords Store - 30/10/2018 - 22:02

  2. Kamikaze – The Divine Winds that Saved Japan

    ... grandson of Genghis Khan, attempted two major invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281 AD. However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon ... the attackers to abandon their plans and fortuitously saving Japan from foreign conquest. The Japanese believed the typhoons had been sent ...

    aprilholloway - 21/08/2014 - 14:17

  3. Sensu and Tessen in Combat: A Japanese Fan Became a Deadly Weapon In the Right Hands

    In Ancient Japan, the Samurai utilized a wide range of weaponry other than swords, bows, ... the use of swords was not ideal.  In Ancient Japan, the Samurai utilized a wide range of weaponry other than swords, bows, ... A hand fan was considered an important fashion accessory in Japan, especially for people who belonged to the Samurai and Chonin ...

    Samurai Swords Store - 08/09/2018 - 22:59

  4. A Surprising Japanese Interpretation of the Lost Years of Jesus Christ

    ... Middle East. However, there is a small group of people in Japan who believe a completely different story. Some Japanese researchers ... discovered an ancient document in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. The text of the manuscript presented a shocking tale. It says that Jesus ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 04/06/2016 - 14:37

  5. The Seven-Branched Sword: The Mystical Ceremonial Sword of Japan

    ... AD. Located in in the foothills of Tenri in Nara prefecture, Japan, this shrine is culturally significant for it houses several national ... a legendary sword that is one of the Imperial Regalia of Japan, mirrors, and jewels. Among these priceless treasures is a curious sword ...

    dhwty - 06/06/2015 - 02:55

  6. The Amazing Story of Yasuke: The Forgotten African Samurai

    ... is the English sailor William Adams (1564-1620) who came to Japan in 1600 and was able to rise through the ranks to eventually become a ... taking on the role of his body guard. Yasuke was brought to Japan in 1579 by Jesuit missionaries and gained the attention and interest of ...

    Caleb Strom - 16/02/2017 - 18:53

  7. Second shipwreck from Mongolian invasion of Japan found on seabed

    ... artifacts from the Mongolian fleet that tried to conquer Japan in 1281 have been found on the sea floor, researchers said. Mongolian ... when typhoons destroyed the fleets as they approached Japan. Archaeology Professor Yoshifumi Ikeda of the University of Ryukyus ...

    Mark Miller - 05/07/2015 - 22:20

  8. The Controversial Iwajuku Site and the Argument for the Japanese Paleolithic Period

    ... sites on the archipelago, which stretched the occupation of Japan by human beings as far back as 30,000 BC. One source even suggests that ... ) Kamikaze – The Divine Winds that Saved Japan The Seven-Branched Sword: The Mystical Ceremonial Sword of Japan ...

    dhwty - 01/01/2016 - 01:48

  9. Analysis of Wood Inscription Reveals Persians were in Japan 1,000 Years Ago

    After centuries of belief that ancient Japan was relatively isolated from other parts of the world, researchers have ... brings new information about life in the ancient capital of Japan. It was unearthed in the 1960s, but the inscription was not easy to read. ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 10/10/2016 - 21:46

  10. Shipwreck found in Japan believed to be from 13th century Mongol invasion

    ... grandson of Genghis Khan, attempted two major invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281 AD. However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon ... the attackers to abandon their plans and fortuitously saving Japan from foreign conquest. The Japanese believed the typhoons had been sent ...

    aprilholloway - 04/10/2014 - 01:34

  11. Beware of Cat: Tales of the Wicked Japanese Bakeneko and Nekomata – Part Two

    ... Another, arguably lesser-known connection comes from Japan, in the form of the mythical and legendary Bakeneko and Nekomata ... attacks. Illustration from Redesdale’s Tales of Old Japan. (1910) ( Public Domain ) No doctors were able to identify ...

    Alicia McDermott - 06/11/2015 - 21:42

  12. Japanese Tsunami Stones: These Centuries-Old Monuments Save Lives Today

    Japan is often struck by earthquakes due to its position on the Pacific Ring of ... to minimize the damage caused by tsunamis.  Japan is often struck by earthquakes due to its position on the Pacific Ring of ... tsunami stones have been erected all over the coast of Japan during various periods in the island nation’s history. The majority of ...

    dhwty - 25/01/2018 - 01:51

  13. Unknown Weapons of the Samurai: The Forgotten Warrior Arsenal from Feudal Japan

    ... unforeseen attacks. The Samurai and Chonin classes of feudal Japan relied on alternative and improvised weapons for personal defense during ... writing sets all had self-defense purposes during feudal Japan. Samurai, merchants, and artisans used to carry common items in their ...

    Samurai Swords Store - 21/09/2018 - 02:02

  14. Norimitsu Odachi: Who Could Have Possibly Wielded This Enormous 15th Century Japanese Sword?

    The Norimitsu Odachi is a huge sword from Japan. It is so large, in fact, that it was said to have been wielded by a ... The Norimitsu Odachi is a huge sword from Japan. It is so large, in fact, that it was said to have been wielded by a ... varieties of blades have been produced by the swordsmiths of Japan, but arguably the one most people today are familiar with is the katana ...

    dhwty - 09/06/2017 - 18:55

  15. Solar Goddess Amaterasu, Divine Ancestor of the Japanese Imperial Family

    ... also been identified as the key ancestor for all Emperors of Japan. Amaterasu is a major goddess in the Shinto religion. ... also been identified as the key ancestor for all Emperors of Japan. The Japanese monarchy is regarded to be the oldest continuous ...

    dhwty - 30/10/2017 - 00:57

  16. Toyotomi Hideyoshi: How an Adventuresome Peasant Boy Became Japan’s Second Great Unifier

    ... lord) who lived during the 16th century. He is regarded as Japan’s second ‘great unifier’, the first being Oda Nobunaga, and the ... but eventually rose to become the most powerful man in Japan. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a powerful Japanese daimyo ...

    dhwty - 16/06/2017 - 13:59

  17. Hoard of Scrolls and Artifacts Discovered in Antique Japanese Statuette

    ... made an astonishing discovery in a Buddhist statuette in Japan. Investigators, from the Nara National University examined the statuette ... made an astonishing discovery in a Buddhist statuette in Japan. Investigators, from the Nara National University examined the statuette ...

    Ed Whelan - 08/05/2018 - 22:59

  18. Gyotaku: A Unique Japanese Tradition in Which a Fish Becomes a Work of Art

    ... footprint poems. (8th Century) Yakushiji-temple, Nara, Japan. ( Public Domain ) Fish Imprints as Records Compared to ... they caught. According to another story, an emperor of Japan wanted to keep an accurate account of all his catches, and commissioned ...

    dhwty - 31/10/2015 - 02:43

  19. Two Rare Swords found in 6th-century Underground Tunnel Tomb in Japan

    ... a 1,500-year-old underground tunnel tomb in southern Kyushu, Japan. One of them is the longest sword ever found in an ancient Japanese tomb, ... between 2014 and 2015. According to Heritage of Japan , underground tunnel tombs were a type of burial practice unique to the ...

    aprilholloway - 25/10/2016 - 21:47

  20. The Age of the Gods: The Legendary History of Japan

    ... in the Kojiki , the oldest historical record written in Japan in 712 AD, and in the Nihon Shoki written in 720. As was common ... the formation of the heavens and the earth, the islands of Japan, and the creation of mankind. Postscript of The Age of Gods, ...

    beth - 25/03/2015 - 02:52

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