Samurai Women

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Tomoe Gozen

Tomoe Gozen is another famous samurai woman. She was said to be an excellent horsewoman, swordswoman and archer. Tomoe was especially beautiful, with white skin, long hair, and charming features. She was also a remarkably strong archer, and as a swordswoman she was a warrior worth a thousand, ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot. She handled unbroken horses with superb skill; she rode unscathed down perilous descents. Whenever a battle was imminent, Yoshinaka sent her out as his first captain, equipped with strong armor, an oversized sword, and a mighty bow; and she performed [...]

Ninja And Samurai Women

The reason I'm fascinated with Japan at the moment is because it is one of the few highly advanced industrial countries that is not Christian. I do not include China or India because they are still developing and I do not include South Korea because it is culturally very close to Japan (having once been a Japanese colony).Because it is not a Christian country, it is not subject to Christian values or cultural biases. However, because it is not a Christian country it can be difficult to understand Japanese culture from 'inside' another Christian country. The reason is crude but [...]