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Folklores about the ninja and samurai, and how it influenced pop culture; think Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru from Naruto.

Ishikawa Goemon, The Ninja Thief

November 13, 2009 Anonymous Writers

No ninjitsu school in Japan would openly acknowledge Ishikawa Goemon as one of their students. This is because, Ishikawa Goemon is considered to be the greatest thief in Japanese history. Goemon was probably a Ninja, since many sources claim […]

Kato Danzo, The Ninja Illusionist

October 27, 2009 Anonymous Writers

All Ninjas of the olden days were attributed supernatural powers, sometimes greatly exaggerated. Many were associated with witchcraft or black magic even. The illustrious Kato Danzo was also well-known for his capabilities as an illusionist. Who else can boast […]

Tengu, The Ancestors of Ninja

September 7, 2008 Logen Lanka

Based on Japanese folklore, the ninja were descendants of the tengu (a being that was half man, half crow). It was also rumoured that the ninja took orders from this being. There are several types of Tengu, of which, here […]

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