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The Hidden Blade

Film Review: The Hidden Blade

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

Based upon the novel by Shûhei Fujisawa, The Hidden Blade is the second in a trilogy of samurai films directed by Yoji Yamada, which also includes Love and Honor and The Twilight Samurai.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Martial Arts | People | Performing Arts | War & Conflict | Ancient History
The huge monument of Tengu outside Kurama Station

Possessed by the Ancient Spirit of Kyoto

victor wong - mucuna [3,283]

Spend an alternative day dressed in Kimono, encounter Tengu in Mount Kurama and seek revenge or pray for love at Kibune Shrine. When the day comes to the end, ask for fortune from the fox at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Women & Travel | Animals | Art | Traditions | Ecotourism | Martial Arts | Culture | Food | People | Religion | Fashion | Agriculture | Performing Arts | Nature | Ancient History | Architecture
Love and Honor

Film Review: Love and Honor

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

Based upon the novel by Shûhei Fujisawa, Love and Honor is the third in a trilogy of samurai films directed by Yoji Yamada, which also includes The Twilight Samurai and The Hidden Blade.

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Martial Arts | People | Performing Arts | Ancient History
Bruce Lee- Father of the Martial Arts Film

The Stars and Styles of Martial Arts

Will Raus - wraus [1,715]

Every cinematic genre has always been characterized by the stars that make it famous, from comedy and romance, to war and westerns, and martial arts movies are no different. From generation to...

Destinations: China | Thailand | Japan
Topics: Martial Arts | Performing Arts
The Twilight Samurai

Film Review: The Twilight Samurai

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

Edo Japan on the eve of the Meiji Restoration is the setting for this understated samurai drama, in which Siebei Iguchi must sacrifice his idyllic family life to obey the orders of the daimyo. Based...

Destinations: Japan
Topics: Martial Arts | People | Literature | Performing Arts

Film Review: The Last Samurai

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

A perfect blossom is a rare thing...You could spend your life looking for one, And it would not be a wasted life. --Katsumoto, The Last Samurai The year is 1876, a time of worldwide social, economic...

Destinations: Tokyo | Japan
Topics: Culture | Martial Arts | War & Conflict | Ancient History

A Tale of Two Cities

Nolan Webb - nwebb [673]

We are standing shoulder-to-shoulder on a busy corner, looking out at the four lanes of traffic buzzing by; a tall, pale-faced North American next to a short, sun-braised Okinawan. A young islander in...

Destinations: Okinawa | Japan
Topics: Martial Arts | Travel | 20th Century History
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