Let’s take a look then, at how this humble fish dish first came to be, and how changes in Japanese culture throughout history led to the cuisine we know today.
Hi everyone! I’m a freelance writer from sunny Scotland with a love of history, religion, literature, and techno. It’s been around 7 years since my first trip to Japan and life hasn’t been the same.
Let’s look then, at the nature of this cultural phenomenon, and the events which mobilized a relatively innocuous Japanese religious belief into a force that would ultimately change the course of world history, and spell disaster for millions.
In the modern mind, a ninja is someone who wears black and carries throwing stars. But what did real-life ninjas of yore use for weapons and gear? Let's find out!
How exactly did this piece of art come to conquer the world? Why should a 19th-century Japanese painting be one of the most recognizable works of art around the globe, all the way from Venezuela to Venice?
From the legendary katana, to the yari spear and naginata blade, to the seemingly endless varieties of bows, arrows and hand-held weapons; these are just a few of the many types of gear and samurai weapons used in feudal Japan.
Japan has one of the most unique and colorful cultures in the world, so it’s no wonder that their religious culture is equally fascinating. But, in such a busy and modern nation, does anyone actually have the time or will to engage with this culture any more?