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.
Samurai "It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. It is the same for anything that is called a Way. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all ways and be more and more in accord with his own." ~ Hagakure
The Samurai of Tyrakawa are an elite band of warriors who give up their old lives to become part of an ancient order of warriors. They stick to their own Code of Honor and are often found among the courts of Lords as advisors or bodyguards.