The truth of Ninja -Ninja Encyclopedia-

Various Ninja's Techniques   Entry List

Ninja's secret Words

The password authorization system is the oldest and newest way to identify people. computers and websites that we use protect our personal information with passwords. In ancient times during war, people distinguished their comrades also through passwords. Naturally, this primitive system was utilized by ninjas too. There were a lot of password methods used by ninjas, letfs look at the basic ones.Firstly, ninjas adopted words about nature as their codes. For instance, in hostile territory, if a n...

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Kioku-Jutsu -How Ninjas keep Memory-

Ninjafs needed to have an excellent ability to memorize. Important information which ninjas aimed to get were not necessarily written on documents. Everything that ninjas saw and heard needed to be committed to memory. It was not just limited to when ninjas stole hostile information or when they received directions from their lords or any other obviously important situation, they never failed to listen well and commit things to memory. Ninjas were always on high alert and had their minds well tr...

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Dentatsu-Jutsu -The Way Ninjas transmit ...

Well, if ninjas succeeded in stealing the secret information of their enemies, after that ninjas have to bring it to their home. It goes without saying, there existed no telegraph, email, and telephone at that time. In addition to that, it can be imagined that there were many cases where the distance between their duty stations and their home town was so far. So how did ninjas do it? In fact, ninjas invented some ways to overcome the long distance carrying information. They were called " Dentats...

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Gen-Jutsu -Ninja makes Enemy confused by...

One of the things that makes people feel that ninjas are so mysterious is the controlling of illusions. In films and anime we often see such scenes. Just after ninjas cast spells making symbolic signs with their fingers, ninjas soar to the sky and fade away, or disappear leaving only smokec Did real ninjas truly have such techniques and if so, were they the kind of witchcraft that wizards use? The answer is that ninjas actually harnessed skills called " Genjutsu (p) ", but the principles of gen...

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Bunshin-no-Jutsu (Clone Technics)

As well as " Genjutsu (p) " , the things that makes ninjas seem so mysterious is " Bunshin-no-Jutsu (g̏p) ". Maybe you have seen a scene in the movies or animes where a ninja is making symbolic signs with his fingers then his image is divided into many and the avatars surround his enemy. This phenomenon seems so fantastic that we cannot believe it. This technique is called " Bunshin-no-Jutsu (g̏p) " in Japanese. Well, so is Bunshin-no-Jutsu really fictitious? No, it isnft as classical records...

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Taijin-Jutsu -Ninja's Mind Control-

At a glance, a ninja's missions may have seemed action packed but lonely but in reality ninjas had to speak with many people and had to be in touch with their human side. Sometimes ninjas had to deceive people, at other times, they had to find ways for people to cooperate with them. In order to be able to do these things, ninjas had to be well informed on human psychology so that ninjas could control others. There were some ninja techniques for this and " Taijin-jutsu (ΐlp) " was one of them. T...

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Sakuryaku-Jutsu -How Ninjas utilize Tac...

You may think " ninjutsu (Ep) " is something that involves only physical actions but the meaning of a ninjafs existence consisted in the point of being victorious for their masters without choosing the means. Further to this, the essence of " ninjutsu (Ep) " existed in these two viewpoints. " Getting maximum achievement by means of minimum labor " and " Giving their enemy lies and depriving them of substance " so utilizing tactics in war was accepted in ninjutsu .Well then, what kind of tactics ...

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How Ninjas actually walk

As ninjas were specialists of espionage, it is matter of course that they were equipped with a number of skills, even different ways of walking. Naturally, the different styles of walking were varied and each one was used depending on the situation. The common point of any walking style was that they did it without making a noise. The reason was as you know, ninjas couldnft be noticed when walking. We have a certain old book about ninjas and ninjutsu written in the Edo-period named " Shonin-ki (...

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SoJutsu - Ninja's burning Run-

In the Japanese Warring States period when ninjas were active the fate of each land depended on the speed of information transmitted. I have already explained the ways that ninjas moved information that they got in the article " Dentatsu-Jutsu (`Bp) ". Actually, ninjas worked out many methods of moving information, but in that age, the most basic way of carrying news was " to run "with it. Especially in the case of independent actions, that was certainly the way.So, how well did ninjas run? Ninj...

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Hijutsu - Ninja's amazing Jump -

Due to the activities that ninjas had to be engaged in, it was naturally true that ninjas had incredible agility. You may wonder exactly how far they could jump. Well, based on the records that have survived, a standard ninja was able to jump about 5 m and 40 cm in long jump, about 2 m 70 cm in high jump and further to this, it is said that ninjas could jump down 15m from a high point. To give a contrast of these skills with todayfs Olympic athletes, the world record of long jump is 8 m 90 cm a...

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Shinnyu-Jutsu -How Ninjas invade hostile...

It is a matter of course that in the Warring States period in Japan, the security of every Daimyofs castle (喼) was really comprehensive. Castles were protected with a staunch defense in order to never let outsiders in. A ninja's mission was to invade the residences of enemies to get their targets. The techniques for raiding such places were systematized into " Shinnyu - Jutsu (Np) " .First of all, what I can say is that generally speaking people cannot keep their concentration 24 hours a day, ...

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Tonso-Jutsu -How Ninjas escape from Enem...

Generally speaking for ninjas to escape from enemies or hostile territories was much more important than invading hostile residences because it was not such a big problem for ninjas if they failed the mission. In that case, they could have another chance. By then, they could afford to have time to consider another method and reflect on their last failure. In contrast to that, if ninjas were captured by enemies in their escape all would be over. They would be tortured and made to confess everythi...

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Ninja's ultimate Survival Techniques

It goes without saying that the environment around ninjas was always so severe. Even if ninjas succeeded in their mission, it was meaningless if they could not make it back home. Ninjas were not permitted to even die. This was the rule of the community they belonged in and not for humane reasons. Ninja groups had to produce results under any situation in order to be hired again by their lords. For that reason, ninjas used a variety of techniques to survive. Letfs have a look at them.

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The incredible Camp of Ninja

Naturally, ninjas had many opportunities to camp at night because ninjas were spies and if they were in hostile territories it was often the case that they couldnft stay in an ordinary inn. Of course, ninjas had to camp in the mountains. In some cases it may have lasted several months but needless to say, there were neither water services nor gas stoves in those days therefore ninjafs camps were for their survival.We can find original ninja's techniques and wisdom in the camps they made. Let's t...

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Ongyo-Jutsu -Ninja's ways to hide-

Ninjas vanishing when they hideIn hostile territory when ninjas came across their enemies, the most advisable action for them was " to hide " because ninjas always aimed to leave as small a trace of their movements as possible. The less their existence was known to anyone, the better. From this point of view, it can be thought that" fighting " and " escaping " are not necessarily better than " hiding " because in the case of fighting with their enemies, even if the ninja did win, the bodies of t...

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Ninja on the Kite

You may have seen a scene where a ninja is floating in the sky carrying a kite on his back. Did this actually take place? If so, for what reason was the ninja flying in the air with a kite? At first, what I can say is that we can find a reference of a flying ninja with a kite in a certain historical document but it is doubtful that such kinds of ninjutsu was something used often. The code of ninjas relied on an existence in the shade so conspicuously flying in the sky for all to see was certainl...

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