Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine
At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previousl…
Very Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe
Nekojita: the Japanese word for somebody who is sensitive to hot food and drinks. For more beautiful and untranslatable Japanese words, visit teamjapanese.com
Onna-Bugeisha: Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan, 1800s
Feudal Japan may have been a man's world, but there were plenty of women fighting in it. Onna-bugeisha, which literally translates to woman warrior, was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility class.