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Explore the history, culture and folklore of warriors like the ninja and samurai.

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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 […]

Kuji-in, Ninja Magic

September 7, 2008 Logen Lanka

Commonly referred to as ninja magic, kuji-in was thought to be the source of a ninja’s powers of spiritual and mental strength. Kuji-in translate to mean Nine Syllable Seals, and are nine different seals performed by ninja in the form […]

Do Ninjas Wear Black Costumes?

September 6, 2008 Logen Lanka

While there are people who strongly believe that ninjas wore all-black costumes with masks, which revealed only the eyes, historical facts and common sense does not support this myth. The idea that ninja wore all-black costumes came from prop-handlers […]

Yamato Takeru The First ‘Ninja’

September 3, 2008 Logen Lanka

Prince Yamato was the brave prince who set out to win over the evil rebellions of Southern Island of Kiushiu at the age of sixteen. He was very intelligent and courageous that his father had complete faith on him. It […]

Kumawaka, The Teenage Ninja

September 3, 2008 Logen Lanka

The story of Kumawaka, a teenage ninja, is one of the most interesting stories known about the ninja. Young Kumawaka, who was 13 year-old boy traveled miles and miles to meet his father on his death bed. But a cruel […]

Why Were The Ninjas Legendary?

September 3, 2008 Logen Lanka

The Ninjas were a special warrior class who originated in Japan and they mastered the martial art perfectly. The actual historical background of the Ninjas is still unknown as most of the facts about them were scripted by the outsiders […]

History Of The Ninja

September 2, 2008 Anonymous Writers

The history of Japan describes the ninjas as the best combatants who used to be perfectly trained in martial art that involves strange but effective techniques. Few of the unconventional methods, which were used by the Ninjas were stealth, surveillance […]

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