Articles: Japan

Samurai Armour: What Did It Look Like?
Samurai Armour: What Did It Look Like?
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The legendary Japanese Samurai are known far beyond Japan. Their courageous behaviour and code of honour have become the main theme of many films and stories. While the Samurai are talked about a lot, we don't hear much about their armour, that…

The Mysterious Samurai Sword:  Why Is Katana Still So Popular?
The Mysterious Samurai Sword: Why Is Katana Still So Popular?
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No other Japanese weapon has left such a distinctive mark on our history and culture as the katana. These samurai swords have captivated countless generations and continue to amaze people around the world today. The reason might be their…
Ninjas - From Stealthy Secret Agents to Dangerous Warriors
Ninjas - From Stealthy Secret Agents to Dangerous Warriors
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Legendary warriors from Japan who were able to “disappear” before your eyes. Ninjas have become an integral part of Japanese history and culture. Their skills continue to fascinate people all over the world today! Do you know what they could do?…
Make Sushi Like a Pro with the Right Knife!
Make Sushi Like a Pro with the Right Knife!
Knives
Good sushi requires a good knife. But what is a good knife? Don't take any chances and read through our tips. This will save you a lot of frustration and prevent a lot of crushed rolls. We'll also tell you how to use the knife properly.
Ronin, a Master-less Samurai
Ronin, a Master-less Samurai
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As you may already know, nothing is more important for a samurai than loyalty and honour. So, what about samurais who lost their master? Let’s travel back in time to medieval Japan, the samurai times, and read the story of 47 Ronin. You'll learn why…
Master the Art of Asian Cooking with Japanese Knives
Master the Art of Asian Cooking with Japanese Knives
Knives
Made of the finest steel, forged in the Far East, superbly sharp. Discover the quality of Japanese knives, master tools worthy of professional chefs.
How to Choose a Samurai Sword (Katana)
How to Choose a Samurai Sword (Katana)
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So, you're looking for a samurai sword. Don't worry, it doesn’t take a samurai to pick the right one. Some swords can be used for sword collections, other swords for practicing fighting techniques, and other swords only as decoration. This unique…
Stay Safe With This Self-defence Keychain Weapon
Stay Safe With This Self-defence Keychain Weapon
Weapons
Finding a pepper spray in your purse might take longer than you can afford. Try using a kubotan, instead! These weapons are no bigger than a pen, but they can be as effective as a personal bodyguard. If used correctly, kubotan can help you defend…
What Is the Secret Behind Supernatural Ninja Powers? Agility and Years of Training
What Is the Secret Behind Supernatural Ninja Powers? Agility and Years of Training
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A gasp for breath cuts through the silence. Everybody in the room shivers with fear. There is no turning back, nowhere to hide. Chances to defend yourself? Absolutely none. You will not even have time to say your final prayer. Invisible killers in…
Hattori Hanzo
Hattori Hanzo
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Hattori “the Demon” Hanzo was a brilliant ninja fighter in 16th century Japan. His incredible story was so famous he became a living legend. As his devoted samurai he saved life of Tokugawa Ieyasu who later unified the country and became its shogun …
Katana swords made by Citadel
Katana swords made by Citadel
Samurai swords
The Japanese sword with a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands is called katana. It was used from 15th century by the samurais. They wore katana thrust through a belt-like sash …