Get to the Point – Traditional Japanese Swordsmithery Near Nagoya

Oct 28, 2021 By Bert Wishart

According to historian and author Stephen Turnbull on the Netflix documentary The Age of Samurai, "the samurai's most iconic weapon was the katana, the Japanese sword, widely regarded as the...[ Click to read more ]

Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Potted Biography of Nagoya’s Pauper Prince

Apr 30, 2020 By Bert Wishart

In a world of strict social code, stringent class, and unbreakable caste systems, the samurai era was not a time when upward social mobility was to be dreamed of, let...[ Click to read more ]

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Yasuke: From Mozambique to Slave to Samurai

Apr 16, 2019 By Bert Wishart

Whether it is on the subway, in a restaurant or just walking down the street, most foreigners in Japan know what it's like to be stared at and pointed out...[ Click to read more ]

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