Photo of an Onna-Bugeisha, female Samurai warrior of feudal Japan. 1800's. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains are female. History doesn't mention these heroines.
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.