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Interesting Ladies 6: onna-bugeishas

The onna-bugaishas were aristocratic female warriors (sometimes called female samurai), rebel women yielding the naginata, skilled in horseback riding and archery, protecting their communities.

Song for today: Pink Martini – … 9 more words


Unified and Solid

“I have dreamed of a unified Japan.  Of a country strong, independent, and modern.  We have railroads and cannon, Western clothing.  But we cannot forget who we are.   27 more words


Yellow Samurai Ranger

The clip that plays when the Yellow Samurai Ranger card is scanned


Three Outlaw Samurai (1964, Hideo Gosha)

Having stumbled upon a farmhouse to find three peasants holding a young woman at knifepoint, wandering samurai, Shiba (Tetsurô Tanba), asks rather bizarrely for a first line of enquiry whether the men have raped her. 297 more words

Green Samurai Ranger

The clip that plays when the Green Samurai Ranger card is scanned


The Perfect Cherry Blossom

Night number two on my own proved to be as soul-restorative as the first. I started off with some obligatory Hearthstone of course. I knocked out the third wing of Black Rock Mountain pretty easily (saving Heroic mode for something to do later) and finished up the second half of my sole daily quest. 735 more words