Yumi (弓?) is the Japanese term for bows, and includes the longer daikyū (大弓?) and the shorter hankyū (半弓?) used in the practice of kyūdō, or Japanese archery. The yumi was an important weapon of the samurai warrior during the feudal period of Japan Yumi is also a Japanese name

Yumi (弓?) is the Japanese term for bows, and includes the longer daikyū (大弓?) and the shorter hankyū (半弓?) used in the practice of kyūdō, or Japanese archery. The yumi was an important weapon of the samurai warrior during the feudal period of Japan Yumi is also a Japanese name

..TAKESHI (武): Japanese name meaning "fierce, violent," hence "warrior." Guess that a perfect name for him

..TAKESHI (武): Japanese name meaning "fierce, violent," hence "warrior." Guess that a perfect name for him

Yasuke African Samurai of the Japanese Warlord Nobunaga Oda. Yasuke (彌介) (c. 1556-?) is a Japanese name used to refer to a black (African) retainer who for a short time was in the service of the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga.

Yasuke African Samurai of the Japanese Warlord Nobunaga Oda. Yasuke (彌介) (c. 1556-?) is a Japanese name used to refer to a black (African) retainer who for a short time was in the service of the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Love stances...we used to spend entire classes perfecting stances! http://kokushibudo.com/ More

Sanada Yukimura (真田 幸村?, 1567 – June 3, 1615), actual name: Sanada Nobushige (真田 信繁?), was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He was especially known as the leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka.  Yukimura was called "A Hero who may appear once in a hundred years", "Crimson Demon of War" and "The Last Sengoku Hero." The famed veteran of the invasion of Korea, Shimazu Tadatsune, called him the "Number one warrior in Japan"

Sanada Yukimura (真田 幸村?, 1567 – June 3, 1615), actual name: Sanada Nobushige (真田 信繁?), was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He was especially known as the leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka. Yukimura was called "A Hero who may appear once in a hundred years", "Crimson Demon of War" and "The Last Sengoku Hero." The famed veteran of the invasion of Korea, Shimazu Tadatsune, called him the "Number one warrior in Japan"

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