Who Shall Be Shōgun?

December 15, 2019

Japan since its earliest recorded histories had been ruled by an emperor. However, starting in the late 12th century their powers were stripped with true ruling authority falling into the hands...

Who Were The Samurai?

October 22, 2019

Source: (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images) The samurai of premodern Japan is one of history’s most famous warrior castes. Their strict adherence to a martial code, their renowned...

The Three Sacred Treasures of Japan

June 2, 2019

Many monarchies have regalia which represent centuries of tradition and history. These, such as in the United Kingdom include crowns, jewels, scepters, and orbs. But few are quit...