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Trying out L5R 5e character creation with The Grey Crane (Kakita Toshimoko/Greg Stafford)

I thought I’d experiment with the new rules for Legend of the Five Rings RPG this weekend, starting a twitter poll asking which Clan to create a PC.   1,563 more words

RPG

A Dream: Samurai Clock

Last night I had a dream.  I’m going to send this dream to a friend of mine.  So, this blog is written to him.

Hey! Long time no see. 668 more words

Pagan

Matsumoto Samurai Experience

One day, I was browsing Facebook when an event popped up that a couple of my friends were interested in: the chance to be dressed up as a samurai for a couple of hours and have pictures/videos taken of you! 304 more words

Japan

Samurai Sushi

We made a traditional version of sushi that was served to samurai as it was extremely portable and stayed good without refrigeration.

Despite our lack of enthusiasm, our sushis, made with pickled vegetables (for antiseptic properties), nuts, snd rice were delicious.

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Japan

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai
Renowned for his work in the films of Akira Kurosawa, actor Toshirô Mifune reigned supreme during the golden age of Japanese cinema. 31 more words

Samurai Banners 風林火山 (1969)

Samurai Banners 風林火山

1969 // Japan // Hiroshi Inagaki 稲垣浩

I’m always prepared to love any films starring Toshiro Mifune, but SAMURAI BANNERS, a jidaigeki epic directed by Hiroshi Inagaki (who also collaborated with Mifune in numerous films including the well-received Musashi Miyamoto “Samurai Trilogy”) just failed to win me over.  534 more words

Drama

Ghost Stories of Wanderer at Honjo

One of the earliest-known examples of the Japanese yokai film pits spooks and spectres against a rotten murderous samurai and his wicked femme fatale.

1957, Japan…

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Film & TV