Ubasute, an alleged common custom in ancient Japan, involved transporting elderly family members to mountains and then abandoning them. The idea was for the elderly to die on these mountain tops.
Sacred Rituals performed by the samurai warriors including Art, Karma and the final ritual.
The Age of Hunting The Jomon Culture The Paleolithic age started around 35000 years ago and people from Asian mainland settled in Japan. It is only at the end of Ice Age, around 10000 years ago, the Jomon culture...
In a few select cases, buddhist monks in Japan would turn prepare their bodies for mummification for years before becoming a mummy; how and why did they do it?
The samurai weren't a boys-only club.
TOP 10 JAPANESE HISTORICAL FIGURES There are some historical figures that everybody in Japan knows. Some are shoguns, some are writers, and some are princes. Here’s a rundown of the top ten people you should know if...
Two brief conflicts that occurred in the late Heian Period of Japanese history in the 12th Century. Together, they chronicle the rise of Taira no Kiyomori to national dominance.
The transformation of Japanese dress at the end of the Classical Period was gradual, but profound. Today, we will examine kimono in the time of the Shogun and samurai.
A short biography of the Ninja Master Hattori Hanzo
A brief look at a master female ninja and what the kunoichi really were