samurai

Want to become a swordsmith? Apprenticeship opens in Japan, but the fine print might shock you

Katana-making apprenticeship sparks debate on controversial conditions. 

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The restaurant where one of Japan’s last samurai lords ate now has a café with really good cake

If Kawai Tsuginosuke were alive today, he’d probably order the Special Plate dessert too.

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People in some parts of Japan now legally allowed to smile for their driver’s license photos

Serious-faced samurai from Japan’s past are helping spread the word/smiles.

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Pooping has never been more dramatic than it is with this Japanese toilet “sound shogun”【Video】

Turn the call of nature into a call to adventure!

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Japanese ambassador stayed in Ukraine to fight in his grandfather’s samurai armour? No, not true

Fake news story goes viral around the world, but the real story behind it is just as compelling.

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Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan dresses as samurai in show of strength against Russia

In the words of one Twitter user, “WTF IS GOING ON”?

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Japanese bento serves up a slice of the samurai life in a special carry case

Lunch like a warrior in Tokyo for a limited time.

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Japanese bag maker creates demon-slaying bag based on five-year-old’s sketch

No more demons are getting past this kid.

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Preorders now open for Samurai Teddy Bears made by classic German toy maker Steiff

Super snazzy samurai armor-wearing teddy bears will be ready for your next Children’s Day display!

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Sephiroth in real life? How to unsheathe a massive 6.8-foot samurai sword

It’s not every day you get to see moves like this outside of anime and video games.

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Muji adds Japanese haori samurai coats to their casual wear collection

Perfect for modern-day warriors.

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Samurai, ninja, and anime butlers join dinosaur staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

Say hello to the future of contact-free check-in.

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Recreating the greatest betrayal of the samurai era with the Honnoji Incident papercraft kit【Pics】

Over 400 years ago, a temple in Kyoto suddenly became the site of a battle that would change Japanese history forever.

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It’s like the samurai era never ended at this beautiful Japanese mountain town

Nagano village was once a major stop on the Kyoto-Edo route, and the neighborhood looks much the same centuries later.

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Tokyo’s angriest ghost gets a brand-new grave for his millennium-old severed head【Photos】

So far so good, as no one has mysteriously died since the renovation finished.

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How a samurai’s quest for revenge created one of Tokyo’s best cafes, and it’s still open

Not far from Akihabara you’ll find Amanoya, but it wouldn’t be there if not for an assassination.

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The time farting lead to murder and the fall of one of Japan’s great samurai clans

Japan’s Chiba Prefecture was once ruled by a samurai whose death was flatulence-related.

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KFC’s Colonel Sanders is becoming a samurai in Japan this week

A Kentucky twist on a Japanese tradition.

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High fashion and kimono: Kyoto’s Wazigen Shizukuya ushers in new kimono couture for Spring 2021

Swagger through town with the latest from this premier kimono brand.

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Japanese watch brand Seiko collabs with Evisen Skateboards, surprises watch and sushi lovers

Out of all the motifs to come out in this collab, there was one which completely blindsided us.

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