Niimi Nishiki

Niimi NishikiNiimi Nishiki (1836 – October 25, 1863) was born in Mito-han (now Ibaraki Prefecture). He was a master of the Shintomunen-ryu swordsmanship style. He was one of the original thirteen members of the Shinsengumi, together with Serizawa Kamo and Kondō Isami. He was originally one of the three commanders with Kondo and Serizawa but later he had his rank lowered to vice-commander.

Nihonmatsu Yoshitsugu

Nihonmatsu YoshitsuguNihonmatsu Yoshitsugu (1552–1586) was a Japanese daimyo of the Sengoku period, who was the 14th head of the Nihonmatsu clan (a branch of the Hatakeyama clan) of Mutsu.

Sake Shop Favored By Famous Samurai Reopens In Tokyo After 100-year Break

Sake shop favored by famous samurai reopens in Tokyo after 100-year breakA brewery where three of the most famous samurai of the 19th century enjoyed shots of sake has reopened in the heart of Tokyo more than a hundred years after closing its doors.
During the Edo Period (1603-1867), Saigo Takamori, Yamaoka Tesshu and Sakamoto Ryoma could be seen hanging out at Wakamatsuya in the Shiba district of Tokyo’s Minato Ward as the government of the Satsuma Domain, now Kagoshima Prefecture, had an office nearby.

Baseball : Samurai Japan Trio Honored

Baseball : Samurai Japan trio honoredMeanwhile, 12 individual awards were handed out after Saturday’s Premier12 finale and South Korea outfielder Kim Hyun Soo was named the MVP of the tournament.
Samurai Japan saw Hayato Sakamoto named the most outstanding defensive player, while Shohei Otani had the best ERA and Sho Nakata had the most RBIs.

Naoe Kagetsuna

Naoe KagetsunaNaoe Kagetsuna (1509–1577) was an officer under the Uesugi clan in historic Japan.
Kagetsuna served as a very close confidante to Uesugi Kenshin. In both domestic and external affairs, Kagetsuna left his mark on Kenshin's regime.

Asakusa Photo Studio Transforms Visitors Into Courtesans, Geisha And Samurai

Asakusa photo studio transforms visitors into courtesans, geisha and samuraiIf you’ve ever wanted to turn back time and step into the clothes of a well-dressed geisha, a pipe-smoking courtesan or a sword-wielding samurai warrior, we’ve found the perfect place for you!
Located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Studio Nanairo offers customers a wide range of settings and photographic options, and is so large it’s spread out over eight floors of a high-rise building.

Nakaoka Shintaro

Nakaoka ShintaroNakaoka Shintarō (May 6, 1838 – December 12, 1867) was a samurai in Bakumatsu period Japan, and a close associate of Sakamoto Ryōma in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate.

Nakagawa Kiyohide

Nakagawa KiyohideNakagawa Kiyohide (1542 – June 6, 1583) was a daimyo in Azuchi-Momoyama period. His childhood name was Nakagawa Toranosuke. His common name was Nakagawa Sebe. His father was Nakagawa Shigekiyo. Nakagawa Hidemasa and Nakagawa Hidenari were his sons. Furuta Oribe's wife was Kiyohide's young sister.

Naoe Kanetsugu

Naoe KanetsuguNaoe Kanetsugu (1559 – January 23, 1620) was a Japanese samurai of the 16th-17th centuries. The eldest son of Higuchi Kanetoyo, Kanetsugu was famed for his service to two generations of the Uesugi daimyo. He was also known by his court title, Yamashiro no Kami or his childhood/adolescent name, Higuchi Kanetsugu.

Kyoto Workshop Teaches Fine Art Of Creating Period Samurai Drama

Kyoto workshop teaches fine art of creating period samurai dramaYoung movie buffs and budding filmmakers can get a hands-on experience in making a Japanese period drama at the Kyoto Historica International Film Festival committee’s boot camp.
The Kyoto Filmmakers Lab is a workshop where participants can learn how to make a full-scale samurai drama with filmmakers from around the world while living under the same roof in Japan's ancient capital.