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Japanese Samurai: Superstars…Or Something

If you have seen the Tom Cruise movie The Last Samurai, you may think that being a samurai was all fun and games.  While there was an element of that, being one of these famous warriors was not completely glamorous.  … Continue reading

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Samurai: Their Styles And Their Weapons

Throughout the history of Japan, one class of people stands out above the rest…the Samurai warriors.  As skilled military men, these guys ruled the country’s identity from the 9th to the 19th centuries leaving a lasting impression.  They were knowledgeable, … Continue reading

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The Samurai Sword – A Trusted Companion

What made a samurai great, besides their mad warrior skills, were the weapons they used…specifically the sword!  It is hard to imagine a samurai without a sword, which makes sense, because they were never without one!  In looking at samurai … Continue reading

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