Monday, May 30, 2016
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Remastered old photos are pretty cool on their own, but let’s step it up a notch by adding hand-colorized photos of the last Samurai of...

Onna-bugeisha  When you watch Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, which is set in 16th-century Japan, you are not exactly inundated with the stunning power of female...

Cultivating the ethics of honour, discipline and mastery For nearly 700 years in feudal Japan approximately ten percent of the population lived as samurai ‘retainers’,...

Are these the ghostly disembodied boots of a samurai soldier? Chatter online after mysterious image emerges of a little girl The photograph was taken in Kanagawa...

For some people, going to the salon can be stressful — changing your hair is daunting as is, plus there's the potential for getting...

Isao Machii is about as close to a modern-day samurai as you can get post-medieval Japan. He's been known to cut all sorts of...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqJj2A74ZsQ] For Honor is built around the idea that each of us has fantasised about the kind of historical warrior we might have been....

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcFB_wBAWdg] Japanese audiences have long loved movies about dogs and cats. But non-Japanese critics and festival programmers? Not so much. The rampant sentimentalism and...