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Tools & Weapons

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  • 2022-10-30
  • 2024-04-01

What The Ninjas Used to Eat

The Source of Ninja’s Power “Hyoro-gan” Eating has always been one of life’s great pleasures . From ancient times, Japan developed a variety of food cultures depending on the region, time, and circumstances. Even today, experiencing  Japanese food is the number one reason for sightseers to visit Japan. So what kind of food was “hyoro-gan,” the famous portable food for ninjas? Ninjas’ basic daily diet consisted of brown rice, barley, wild vegetables, and other foods similar to those of the people of that time, but they also had soybeans, surume (dried squid), carrots, “Takii” (cooked rice that has been further cooked until the water is absorbed), and sesame seeds in order to improve their physical functions. They also carried “hyoro-gan” when they were on duty […]

  • 2021-05-24
  • 2024-04-01

Equipment that helps you (six ninja tools and their modern versions)

   Six Ninja Tools and the Modern Six Ninja Tools   The ninja’s six tools were the minimum necessary tools that the ninja carried with them on their missions. Even so, they were not the same every time, and they chose the necessary items according to the mission and situation. The fact that these are not weapons such as swords or shurikens, but tools for everyday use, shows that “ninjas are not fighters. It’s also important to be flexible enough to use what you have around you, such as rocks, sand, and branches, without relying on tools. Let’s look at them one by one. ■1■ Amigasa :Braided hats: to cover the face, shade from the sun, protect from the rain, protect the head (instead of a helmet), shield […]

  • 2021-04-19
  • 2024-04-10

The Deeper Meaning of Shuriken

  Shuriken is a weapon and a talisman. The image of the ninja as using shurikens is influenced by Kabuki and period dramas. Of course, there were times when they used shuriken, but in fact, the modern view is that their main use was as amulets. A few hundred years ago, iron was expensive and required a lot of skill to process. The reality is that the ninja were not rich enough to disperse them, that they were not enough weapons to inflict fatal wounds on their opponents, and that they were too heavy and noisy to carry many of them around, so they kept one or two in their pockets for protection. I’ll add a note for people those who are shocked if I […]