This Friendship Doll is Miss Ibaraki, also known as Kasumi Tsukuba. She represents Ibaraki Prefecture, located in central eastern Honshu, and is named for two of the prefecture’s most famous landmarks: Lake Kasumigaura and Mount Tsukuba. Like the other prefectural Friendship Dolls, she was made by the Yoshitoku Doll Company in Tokyo.
Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains […]
Onna-bugeisha was a female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside Samurai men. They were members of the Bushi (Samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war.
Colonel Yukata by ~DavidinJapan on deviantART｜As I was walking around the Kyoto shopping area, I came across the KFC and saw Colonel Sanders wearing a yukata and holding a watermelon (traditional Japanese summer food).
Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…