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Ninjas as Fiction in Japan

Itfs hard to know what exactly ninjas and ninjutsu were as there are so many falsehoods surrounding the truth. Ninjas have attracted people through its mystique. After all, ninjas have been written about as a fiction in novels, comics and movies to great effect. The result of this is that the real image of ninjas has been distorted. I would like to look at how the ninja has been adopted in the fictional world.

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The Ninja Story Overseas

Basically, ninja popularity all over the world today began from the explosive ninja (E) boom in America in the 80's. To put it plainly, it all started from the ninja film series starring Sho Kosugi. Now I am going to tell you about the reason why ninja movies and stories have gotten so many followers. In 1945, Allied forces and especially the US military defeated the Japanese army completely. American soldiers felt a great sense of fear of the Japanese troops though because they were quite stro...

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Being Hired as a Ninja for a Job

In 2014 in March at the Japanese public employment security office in Nagoya, which is the third biggest metropolis in Japan, such a job offer was listed. " We are seeking ninjas " . You may be surprised at this news because as you probably know, real ninjas do not exist in Japan today. Of course, the advertiser of this job did not really want ninjas for an assassination or espionage. The client of this item was a company engaging in some Further Education Schools like languages, calligraphy, an...

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Ashura's Ninja Show

Today, ninjas are really famous all over the world and entertainment shows about ninja take place all over the world. But in almost all cases, unfortunately such shows are childish tricks. Even if they are just entertainment shows, there are few groups which attract people with orthodox ninjutsu.But there is a ninja show team, that belongs to Iga - Ryu Ninja museum in Japan, and theyfre trying to spread the ninja culture to the world. Its name is " Ashura (C) " clan. Ashura is the demon of fig...

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The Shuriken Throwing Contest for Ninjas

A poster about theShuriken contestEvery year in October in Iga - which is the hometown of ninjas - a shuriken contest takes place. As you probably know, shuriken is a classic ninjafs weapon. In general, shuriken is known by the name " ninja star " . Take a look at our article on Shuriken (Ninja Star) in this site if you want to know the details of shuriken. Basically there are two types of shape of shuriken. One is the plate type. These kinds of shuriken have some arms around their bodies. The a...

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The Tour for Experiencing Ninjas and Nin...

As you will know already, ninjas are famous around the world. In Japan, both the government and private enterprises see the ninja tourism industry as an area of growth in the future. For this reason, ninja related tourism is very important to Japan. The birthplace of ninjas, Iga and various ninja related activities and entertainment that have been developed are drawing in huge crowds from both Japan and overseas. Letfs find out about them!

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Associations for Enjoying Ninjas

We have seen ninjas and ninjutsu comparatively as something to research so far. But of course, it is OK if we just enjoy ninjas and there are some associations for that purpose. In almost cases, such groups exist in Japan. This is so natural because firstly, ninjas and ninjutsu are legacies belonging only to Japan. Secondly, as Japan is an island nation far from other countries, foreign people cannot visit and experience relics of ninjas so easily. There are some ninja associations setup just fo...

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Ninja Restaurants and Cafes

At present, as you know, ninja culture is not hiding in the shadows anymore, far from that, it is the subject of entertainment and extremely popular. There are a lot of ninja theme parks all over the world and in such amusement places, there are restaurants and cafes.Maybe you can soon understand how pleasant it is to have a meal in a restaurant and cafe with ninjas. Well, what kind of ninja restaurants and cafes are there actually? Letfs find out!Ninja AkasakaAmong all the ninja restaurants, th...

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