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Around 1542 (the date is not certain) a chinese junk was blown onto the shores of the island of Tanegashima of the southern coast of Kyushu. On board were three Portuguese travellers, the first Westerners to land on Japanese soil. To Lord Tokitada, the daimyo of Tanegashima, the most strking thing about the stranded Westerners were the guns that two of them ...


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Legends around Ninja, the category of men trained for espionage and assassination, begin around the late Heian period in the mountains around Kyoto. In the Kōga and Iga provinces, east of Lake Biwa, entire villages were established to develop this specific set of skills. Ninja were organised in three main classes: Jōnin - Commanded operations and made ...


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This is stated in the Book of Five Rings, written by samurai Miyamoto Mushashi circa 1645. Mushashi was considered a "sword saint" and an almost supernatural samurai, having never lost a battle. He invented several sword fighting techniques, the most famous of which was the two sword. He wrote the book as a sort of reckoning on why he had been so lucky to ...


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See this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_Sengoku_period_in_popular_culture


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The first influence of this kind of the thing is the arms race. In the case of weapons they are always racing against armour. Japanese weapons evolved to the point where they were able to defeat the type of armour they would encounter and Western weapons did the same. Due to the increased diverity of cultures, greater natural resources, farming ...



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