Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

Lyall or one of Shikira's assassins could wear something like this.

Lyall or one of Shikira's assassins could wear something like this.

Description of a katana sword, a weapon that plays a part in my SIGN OF THE DRAGON, set in Seattle's Underground (below the city's old Japan Town),1941. Before the Internment, Seattle's Japan Town was five times larger than its Chinatown. Little of it remains today.

Description of a katana sword, a weapon that plays a part in my SIGN OF THE DRAGON, set in Seattle's Underground (below the city's old Japan Town),1941. Before the Internment, Seattle's Japan Town was five times larger than its Chinatown. Little of it remains today.

The Samurai #infographic

The Samurai #infographic

The Samurai were highly skilled Japanese warriors that hailed from noble families and served the local lords. Read 7 interesting facts about the Samurai.

This displays the seven main values possessed by warriors following the Bushido code. [ Swordnarmory.com ] #Samurai #Wisdom #Swords

This displays the seven main values possessed by warriors following the Bushido code. [ Swordnarmory.com ] #Samurai #Wisdom #Swords

A tachi sword. Similar to the katana, these swords were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. #swords

A tachi sword. Similar to the katana, these swords were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. #swords

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