Female samurai

Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were [...]

September 11th, 2016|Historical Articles|0 Comments

The Battle of Shiroyama

The Battle of Shiroyama, the battle that inspired the final scenes in the movie The Last Samurai, took place on this day, Sept. 24, 1877. The Battle of Shiroyama was fought between the Imperial Japanese [...]

October 5th, 2015|Historical Articles|0 Comments