Bamboo leaves on white. Pen & Ink drawing. Valeria Viscardi - Bamboe tak
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Matsuri (festival) Japan.
Samurai carrying kendo equipment.
Japan: “In the earlier periods such as the Heian and Kamakura, there were female members of the samurai class who became prominent or even present on the battlefield. They were the exception and not the rule, but this doesn’t mean that most women were powerless Onna-musha or women warriors were very unusual. The most famous women warriors were Tomoe Gozen and Hangaku Gozen. Bushi women were trained mainly with the naginata because of its versatility against all types of enemies and ...
BANDO TAMASBURO, MALE KABUKI LEGEND, BY KISHIN SHINOYAMA, ( FROM Paradis summer 08 issue )