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A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars) is a 1964 Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role, alongside Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger.
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.
, stylized as ΛFRO SΛMURΛI, is a Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki.
is the westernmost of the three regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, the other two regions being Nakadōri in the central area of the prefecture and Hamadōri in the east.
is a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
, first called Jūbei from his clan and later from his title, was a samurai and general who lived during the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan.
was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.
Alessandro Valignano (Chinese: 范禮安 Fàn Lǐ’ān) (February 1539 – January 20, 1606) was an Italian Jesuit missionary born in Chieti, part of the Kingdom of Naples, who helped supervise the introduction of Catholicism to the Far East, and especially to Japan.
, also known as, often romanized as Shirou led the Shimabara Rebellion, an uprising of Japanese Roman Catholics against the Shogunate.
Archery is the art, sport, practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows.
The was a Japanese samurai clan.
The arquebus, derived from the German Hakenbüchse, was a form of long gun that appeared in Europe during the 15th century.
, also known as Asakura Sōteki (朝倉 宗滴), was a Japanese samurai warrior of the latter Sengoku Period.
was a Japanese daimyō of the Sengoku period (1467–1573) who ruled a part of Echizen Province in present-day Fukui Prefecture.
were foot-soldiers employed by the samurai class of feudal Japan.
The, also known as the,Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric.
"Ashikaga Yoshimasa" in The New Encyclopædia Britannica.
The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.
The Battle of Baekgang or Battle of Baekgang-gu, also known as Battle of Hakusukinoe (白村江の戦い Hakusuki-no-e no Tatakai or Hakusonkō no Tatakai) in Japan, as Battle of Baijiangkou (白江口之战 Bāijiāngkǒu Zhīzhàn) in China, was a battle between Baekje restoration forces and their ally, Yamato Japan, against the allied forces of Silla and the Tang dynasty of ancient China.
The was a major sea battle of the Genpei War, occurring at Dan-no-ura, in the Shimonoseki Strait off the southern tip of Honshū.
The took place in 1575 near Nagashino Castle on the plain of Shitarabara in the Mikawa Province of Japan.
The Battle of Sacheon (泗川) was a siege by Korean and Chinese forces against the Japanese fortification of Sacheon from 6 to 11 November 1598.
The was a decisive battle on October 21, 1600 (Keichō 5, 15th day of the 9th month), that preceded the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.
The took place on 24 September 1877, in Kagoshima, Japan.
A bō (棒: ぼう), joong bong (Korean), bang (Chinese), or kun (Okinawan), is a piece of wood of varying lengths staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.
A bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy.
The, sometimes known as the Japanese Revolution, was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the Imperial Court.
is a Japanese term describing modern Japanese martial arts.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Bureaucracy refers to both a body of non-elective government officials and an administrative policy-making group.
is a Japanese collective term for the many codes of honour and ideals that dictated the samurai way of life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry in Europe.
Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime.
Carl Steenstrup (born 1934 in Vaasa, Finland; died November 11, 2014, in Berlin, Germany) was a Danish japanologist.
Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, status in a hierarchy, customary social interaction, and exclusion.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The is a straight, one-edged Japanese sword that was produced prior to the 10th century.
The common people, also known as the common man, commoners, or the masses, are the ordinary people in a community or nation who lack any significant social status, especially those who are members of neither royalty, nobility, the clergy, nor any member of the aristocracy.
A composite bow is a traditional bow made from horn, wood, and sinew laminated together, cf., laminated bow.
Concubinage is an interpersonal and sexual relationship in which the couple are not or cannot be married.
Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The council of five elders, also known as the, was formed in 1595 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to rule Japan in the place of his son, Hideyori, until such time as he came of age.
The were powerful Japanese feudal lords who, until their decline in the early Meiji period, ruled most of Japan from their vast, hereditary land holdings.
The —literally "big-little"—is a Japanese term for a matched pair of traditionally made Japanese swords (''nihonto'') worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan.
was a regional ruler of Japan's Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period.
David Dilley Bannon (born David Wayne Dilley; April 22, 1963), nicknamed Race, is an American author and translator.
Dō (breastplate or cuirass) is one of the major components of Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers (ashigaru) of feudal Japan.
is the Japanese term for self-published works, usually magazines, manga or novels.
In law and government, de facto (or;, "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws.
Differential heat treatment (also called selective heat treatment or local heat treatment) is a technique used during heat treating to harden or soften certain areas of a steel object, creating a difference in hardness between these areas.
Blessed Iustus or Dom Justo Takayama (born Hikogorō Shigetomo) (1552 – 3 or 5 February 1615) was a Japanese Roman Catholic kirishitan daimyō and samurai who lived during the Sengoku period that witnessed anti-religious sentiment.
The Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation OP), also known as the Dominican Order, is a mendicant Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest Dominic of Caleruega in France, approved by Pope Honorius III via the Papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216.
A dowry is a transfer of parental property, gifts or money at the marriage of a daughter.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.
The East China Sea is a marginal sea east of China.
The or is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.
Edward Schnell and Henry Schnell were brothers of Dutch extraction and German arms dealers active in Japan.
was a Japanese historical novelist.
The constituted an ethnic group of people who lived in northeastern Honshū in the Tōhoku region which was referred to as in contemporary sources.
was the 50th emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō):; retrieved 2013-8-22.
, or, was the 122nd Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death on July 29, 1912.
was the 42nd emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō):; retrieved 2013-8-22.
, also known as Emperor Tenchi, was the 38th emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): according to the traditional order of succession.
Viscount was a Japanese samurai and admiral of the Tokugawa navy of Bakumatsu-period Japan, who remained faithful to the Tokugawa shogunate and fought against the new Meiji government until the end of the Boshin War.
Eugène Collache (29 January 1847 in Perpignan – 25 October 1883 in Paris) was French Navy officer, who fought for the shōgun as a samurai during the Boshin War.
Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer.
Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries.
A formality is an established procedure or set of specific behaviors and utterances, conceptually similar to a ritual although typically secular and less involved.
Francis Xavier, S.J. (born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta, in Latin Franciscus Xaverius, Basque: Frantzisko Xabierkoa, Spanish: Francisco Javier; 7 April 15063 December 1552), was a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic missionary, born in Javier (Xavier in Navarro-Aragonese or Xabier in Basque), Kingdom of Navarre (present day Spain), and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus.
The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of Assisi.
The French Military Mission to Japan of 1867-68 was one of the first foreign military training missions to Japan.
, descending from the Nakatomi clan and through them Ame-no-Koyane-no-Mikoto, was a powerful family of regents in Japan.
, also known as or Fushimi-Momoyama Castle, is a castle in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward.
The was a defensive stone wall, 20 kilometres (12 mi) long, constructed along Hakata Bay in Japan in preparation for an attack by Mongol forces of the Yuan dynasty after the first attack of 1274.
The (1180–1185) was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late-Heian period of Japan.
Genpuku (元服?), a Japanese coming-of-age ceremony modeled after an early Tang Dynasty Chinese custom, dates back to Japan's classical Nara Period (710–794 AD).
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, in Western India.
is a Japanese anime studio established on September 11, 1992 by former Gainax staff members.
Grand strategy or high strategy comprises the "purposeful employment of all instruments of power available to a security community".
Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.
Hagakure (Kyūjitai:; Shinjitai:; meaning Hidden by the Leaves or hidden leaves), or is a practical and spiritual guide for a warrior, drawn from a collection of commentaries by the clerk Yamamoto Tsunetomo, former retainer to Nabeshima Mitsushige, the third ruler of what is now Saga Prefecture in Japan.
is a bay in the northwestern part of Fukuoka city, on the Japanese island of Kyūshū.
is a ward of the city of Fukuoka in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
The hanbō (半棒, "half-staff") is a staff used in martial arts.
Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.
A was a samurai in the direct service of the Tokugawa shogunate of feudal Japan.
, also known as, was a famous samurai of the Sengoku era, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan.
The was a short civil war fought in order to resolve a dispute about Japanese Imperial succession.
(July 11, 1198 – November 26, 1261) was a Japanese samurai of the Kamakura period.
was the fourth head of the later Hōjō clan, and daimyō of Odawara.
The is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185.
The Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975).
was daughter of Hino Shigemasa and the official wife of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (at first Tomiko was bethroted to Ashikaga Yoshikatsu the 7th shogun but Yoshikatsu died at age of 10), and the mother of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, the 9th shōgun.
Records of men who have sex with men in Japan date back to ancient times.
, also called Honda Heihachirō (本多 平八郎), was a Japanese samurai, general (and later a daimyō) of the late Sengoku through early Edo periods, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu.
The refers to the forced suicide on June 21, 1582, of Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga at the hands of his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide.
Honour (or honor in American English, note) is the idea of a bond between an individual and a society, as a quality of a person that is both of social teaching and of personal ethos, that manifests itself as a code of conduct, and has various elements such as valor, chivalry, honesty, and compassion.
Honshu is the largest and most populous island of Japan, located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Ignazio Loiolakoa, Ignacio de Loyola; – 31 July 1556) was a Spanish Basque priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General.
was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period who served under the Tokugawa shogunate.
, also known as, was a renowned Japanese poet and military commander who served as tandai ("constable") of Kyūshū under the Ashikaga bakufu from 1371 to 1395.
The Imperial Court in Kyoto was the nominal ruling government of Japan from 794 AD until the Meiji period (1868–1912), after which the court was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo and integrated into the Meiji government.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Indochina, originally Indo-China, is a geographical term originating in the early nineteenth century and referring to the continental portion of the region now known as Southeast Asia.
An invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering; liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory; forcing the partition of a country; altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government; or a combination thereof.
was a Japanese financier and shipping industrialist, and the founder of Mitsubishi.
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.
James Mangold (born December 16, 1963) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer.
Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn (or Lodensteijn) (1556–1623) was a native of Delft and one of the first Dutchmen in Japan, and the second mate on the Dutch ship De Liefde, which was stranded in Japan in 1600.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Armour in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century.
There are ancient-era clan names called or.
was one of Japan's first modern warships, a frigate powered by both sails and steam.
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597.
Japanese martial arts refer to the variety of martial arts native to the country of Japan.
A is one of several types of traditionally made swords from Japan.
Japanese swordsmithing is the labour-intensive bladesmithing process developed in Japan for forging traditionally made bladed weapons (nihonto) including katana, wakizashi, tantō, yari, naginata, nagamaki, tachi, uchigatana, nodachi, ōdachi, kodachi, and ya (arrow).
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.
A is an approximately wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts.
is a genre of film, television, video game, and theatre in Japan.
were medieval land stewards in Japan, especially in the Kamakura and Muromachi shogunates.
A is a specialized weapon that was used by police in Edo period Japan.
John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director.
The Joseon dynasty (also transcribed as Chosŏn or Chosun, 조선; officially the Kingdom of Great Joseon, 대조선국) was a Korean dynastic kingdom that lasted for approximately five centuries.
Kabuto (兜, 冑) is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan.
is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin.
A is a long, single or double-edged dagger without ornamental fittings housed in a plain mount.
is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The Kamakura shogunate (Japanese: 鎌倉幕府, Kamakura bakufu) was a Japanese feudal military governmentNussbaum, Louis-Frédéric.
The (literally: "metal stick") was a spiked or studded two-handed war club used in feudal Japan by the samurai.
is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
Kanji (漢字) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system.
Historically, were one of the traditionally made that were used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan.
was a Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama and Edo periods.
is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu).
King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.
is an old Japanese expression dating back to the feudal era right to strike (right of samurai to kill commoners for perceived affronts).
A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.
is a Japanese term for Japanese martial arts that predate the Meiji Restoration (1868).
The, commonly abbreviated as, is an early anthology of the waka form of Japanese poetry, dating from the Heian period.
The is a Japanese unit of volume, equal to ten cubic shaku.
were officials in Classical Japan sent from the central government to oversee a province from around the 8th century, after the enactment of the Ritsuryō system.
Konishi Yukinaga (小西 行長, baptised under the personal name Agostinho (Portuguese for Augustine); 1555 – November 6, 1600) was a Kirishitan daimyō under Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Korea is a region in East Asia; since 1945 it has been divided into two distinctive sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea.
Kshatriya (Devanagari: क्षत्रिय; from Sanskrit kṣatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society.
The was a Japanese aristocratic class that dominated the Japanese imperial court in Kyoto.
Kusari-fundo (鎖分銅) is a hand held weapon used in feudal Japan, consisting of a length of chain (kusari) with a weight (fundo) attached to each end of the chain.
The is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama (the Japanese equivalent of a sickle) on a kusari-fundo – a type of metal chain (kusari) with a heavy iron weight (fundo) at the end.
was a 14th-century samurai who fought for Emperor Go-Daigo in the Genkō War, the attempt to wrest rulership of Japan away from the Kamakura shogunate and is remembered as the ideal of samurai loyalty.
Kyūdō is the Japanese martial art of archery.
("art of archery") is the traditional Japanese martial art of wielding a bow (yumi) as practiced by the samurai class of feudal Japan.
, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.
is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands.
Lamellar armour is a type of body armour, made from small rectangular plates (scales or lamellae) of iron, leather (rawhide), or bronze laced into horizontal rows.
A laminated steel blade or piled steel is a knife, sword, or other tool blade made out of layers of differing types of steel, rather than a single homogeneous alloy.
The lance is a pole weapon designed to be used by a mounted warrior or cavalry soldier (lancer).
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide.
The following is a list of Japanese battles, organised by date.
The following is a list of Samurai and their wives.
The London School of Economics (officially The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a public research university located in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
is a manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima.
Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.
The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law.
The Maharlika were the feudal warrior class in ancient Tagalog society in Luzon the Philippines translated in Spanish as Hidalgos, and meaning freeman, libres or freedman.
Malacca (Melaka; மலாக்கா) dubbed "The Historic State", is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca.
Maradeka is an emerging pro-democracy Muslim political organization espousing non-violent political action in the Philippines amidst the backdrop of over four decades of armed Muslim insurgency mounted by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in their Moro Quest for self-rule after people dissenting Philippine government treatment of Muslim minority as second class citizens and suffering years of social, economic, and political inequities called Mindanao problem Maradeka is rooted from Malay word merdeka etymologically means freedom or liberation In reinvigorating the spirit and inherent values of freedom from Malay forebears, the word Maradeka was adopted as the name of the umbrella freedom alliance of 72 Bangsamoro civil society and political organizations, groups such as Task Force Mindanao, Alternative Muslim Mindanao Entrepreneurial Dev't, Inc (AMMENDI), Basilan Solidarity, Organization of Maguindanaon and Iranon, Bangsamoro Consultative Assembly, Bangsamoro Supreme Council of Ulama (BSCU), Maradeka Youth, Bangsa Iranun Muslim Advocates for Peace, Inc., Ittihadun As-Shabab Al-Muslimeen, Karitan Foundation Inc., Mindanao Peace Observers, Manila Peace Zone Community Association (MAPZCA), and Mindanao War Victims.
Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media.
is a series of crossover fighting games developed and published by Capcom, featuring characters from their own video game franchises and comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
, also known as, is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith.
The matchlock was the first mechanism invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm.
was a samurai who lived in the last days of the Edo period and the early to mid Meiji period.
Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was a Commodore of the United States Navy who commanded ships in several wars, including the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War (1846–48).
The, also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was an event that restored practical imperial rule to the Empire of Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.
Mencius or Mengzi (372–289 BC or 385–303 or 302BC) was a Chinese philosopher who has often been described as the "second Sage", that is after only Confucius himself.
Merdeka is a word in the Indonesian and Malay language meaning independent or free.
A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.
Military tactics encompasses the art of organising and employing fighting forces on or near the battlefield.
was one of the surnames bestowed by the Emperors of Japan upon members of the imperial family who were excluded from the line of succession and demoted into the ranks of the nobility.
was the founder and the first shōgun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan.
Minamoto No Yoshiie (源 義家; 1039 – 4 August 1106), also known as Hachimantarō, was a Minamoto clan samurai of the late Heian period, and Chinjufu shogun (Commander-in-chief of the defense of the North).
was a military commander of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods.
The is a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies in a variety of industries.
, also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher, writer and rōnin.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade, known in Japan as, is an action role-playing game developed by Vanillaware for the Wii, and later the PlayStation Vita.
was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk and teacher, and a calligraphist, poet and garden designer.
is a samurai warrior's quest or pilgrimage.
was Daimyō of Hizen from 1538 to 1618.
() is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.
The was a naval training institute, between 1855 when it was established by the government of the Tokugawa shogunate, until 1859, when it was transferred to Tsukiji in Edo.
, often called, was a province of Japan.
The naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀) is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese blades (''nihonto'') in the form of a pole weapon.
is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.
The of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794.
, also known as or or Nemoji or or Toyotomi Yoshiko.
A or was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.
Nobility is a social class in aristocracy, normally ranked immediately under royalty, that possesses more acknowledged privileges and higher social status than most other classes in a society and with membership thereof typically being hereditary.
Noblesse oblige is a French expression used in English.
was a powerful daimyō (feudal lord) of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period, and successfully gained control over most of Honshu.
was the eldest son of Oda Nobunaga, and a samurai who fought in many battles during the Sengoku period.
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.
was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility.
was a province of Japan in the area that today forms the western half of Aichi Prefecture, including the modern city of Nagoya.
Paramount Network is an American general entertainment cable and satellite channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
, or, was a rank among the Yukatchu class of the former Ryukyu Kingdom (modern-day Okinawa, Japan), above the rank of Satunushi and below the rank of Ueekata.
Photochrom (Fotochrom, Photochrome or the Aäc process) is a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.
Plate armor is a historical type of personal body armour made from iron or steel plates, culminating in the iconic suit of armour entirely encasing the wearer.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.
The Portuguese Empire (Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português) or the Portuguese Colonial Empire (Império Colonial Português), was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in world history and the first colonial empire of the Renaissance.
Power Rangers Samurai is the eighteenth season of the American children's television series Power Rangers.
Primogeniture is the right, by law or custom, of the paternally acknowledged, firstborn son to inherit his parent's entire or main estate, in preference to daughters, elder illegitimate sons, younger sons and collateral relatives; in some cases the estate may instead be the inheritance of the firstborn child or occasionally the firstborn daughter.
Pure Land Buddhism (浄土仏教 Jōdo bukkyō; Korean:; Tịnh Độ Tông), also referred to as Amidism in English, is a broad branch of Mahayana Buddhism and one of the most widely practiced traditions of Buddhism in East Asia.
is a 1985 period tragedy film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.
Rattan (from the Malay rotan) is the name for roughly 600 species of old world climbing palms belonging to subfamily Calamoideae (from the Greek 'kálamos'.
A was a samurai without lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan.
were Japanese armed merchant sailing ships bound for Southeast Asian ports with red-sealed letters patent issued by the early Tokugawa shogunate in the first half of the 17th century.
Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
was a Japanese kin group which traces its origin to Hizen Province on the island of Kyushu.
was one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration.
was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period, who most famously served as the captain of the third unit of the Shinsengumi.
was a Japanese prominent figure in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate.
was a general and shōgun of the early Heian period of Japan.
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer.
is a 2004 anime television series produced by Gonzo and based on the 1954 Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai.
, stylized as SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe.
, actual name:, was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period.
(– April 13, 1612), often anglicised to Kojirō Sasaki, was a prominent Japanese swordsman widely considered a master of his craft, born in Fukui Prefecture.
was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.
The was a revolt of disaffected samurai against the new imperial government, nine years into the Meiji Era.
The is a line of the Japanese Minamoto clan that is descended from Emperor Seiwa, which is the most successful and powerful line of the clan.
The is a period in Japanese history marked by social upheaval, political intrigue and near-constant military conflict.
Seppuku (切腹, "cutting belly"), sometimes referred to as harakiri (腹切り, "abdomen/belly cutting", a native Japanese kun reading), is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment.
is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.
The were mounted bodyguards for Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the battle of Shizugatake in 1583.
The was the military dictator of Japan during the period from 1185 to 1868 (with exceptions).
or was a Japanese samurai and military commander during the Sengoku period.
is a Japanese manga series by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō.
, the son of Shimazu Tadayoshi, was a daimyō during Japan's Sengoku period.
was the second son of Shimazu Takahisa and younger brother of Shimazu Yoshihisa.
or kami-no-michi (among other names) is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.
The was a social class merged with former Samurai on 25 July 1869, as part of the Meiji Restoration.
was a title, commonly translated as "(military) governor", "protector" or "constable", given to certain officials in feudal Japan.
The was a series of battles undertaken by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan, and ending in that clan's destruction.
Silla (57 BC57 BC according to the Samguk Sagi; however Seth 2010 notes that "these dates are dutifully given in many textbooks and published materials in Korea today, but their basis is in myth; only Goguryeo may be traced back to a time period that is anywhere near its legendary founding." – 935 AD) was a kingdom located in southern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula.
Silver Samurai is the name of two different fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
A was a type of traditionally made Japanese sword (''nihonto'') worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.
This article is about the Tachibana (立花) samurai clan.
was head of the Japanese Tachibana clan during the Sengoku period.
The was an administrative reorganization enacted in 703 in Japan, at the end of the Asuka period.
The were a set of doctrines established by Emperor Kōtoku (孝徳天皇 Kōtoku-ennō) in the year 645.
are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments.
was a major Japanese clan of samurai.
was a military leader of the late Heian period of Japan.
(1144–1184) was the brother of clan head Taira no Kiyomori, and one of his generals in the Genpei War against the Minamoto.
is a Japanese manga artist, visual designer and graphic designer, most notable for writing and illustrating the manga series Afro Samurai.
was a samurai of Japan's Sengoku period, and younger brother of Takeda Shingen.
, of Kai Province, was a pre-eminent daimyō in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period.
The, is a short staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.
, most often called in Japanese and sometimes in English, which means matchlock gun, was a type of matchlock configured arquebus firearm introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in 1543.
The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
A is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (''nihonto'') that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.
Tantōjutsu (短刀術) is a Japanese term for a variety of traditional Japanese knife fighting systems that used the tantō, a short knife or dagger.
Ternate is an island in the Maluku Islands (Moluccas) of eastern Indonesia.
is a 1958 jidaigeki adventure film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune as General and Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki.
The Last Samurai is a 2003 American period drama war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan and Marshall Herskovitz.
The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz.
is an epic account compiled prior to 1330 of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180–1185).
is a series of short story collections by Natsuhiko Kyogoku.
The WolverineWolverine: Immortal in Brazil and Spanish-language markets, and Wolverine: Samurai in Japan.
is a 1957 Japanese samurai film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.
The Timawa (Spanish spelling: Timagua) were the feudal warrior class of the ancient Visayan societies of the Philippines.
The was a powerful daimyō family of Japan.
was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the and the, was the last feudal Japanese military government, which existed between 1600 and 1868.
is a railway station in the Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan.
Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.
was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (onna-bugeisha), known for her bravery and strength.
was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period through late Azuchi–Momoyama period, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu.
was a preeminent daimyō, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".
An is a type of Japanese sword worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.
was a daimyō who was born as Nagao Kagetora, and after the adoption into the Uesugi clan, ruled Echigo Province in the Sengoku period of Japan.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.
was a samurai from Joseon who served the Maeda clan in the early Edo period.
The is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihontō) worn by the samurai in feudal Japan.
The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.
William Adams (24 September 1564 – 16 May 1620), known in Japanese as Miura Anjin (三浦按針: "the pilot of Miura Rigianan Koru") was an English navigator who, in 1600, was the first of his nation to reach Japan during a five-ship expedition for the Dutch East India Company.
William Scott Wilson (born 1944, Nashville, Tennessee) is known for translating several works of Japanese literature, mostly those relating to the martial tradition of that country.
Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft.
is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery.
is a district in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan, located north of Ginza, west of Nihonbashi and Kyōbashi, and adjacent to the east side of Tokyo Station.
was one of the most famous and romanticized of the samurai in Japan's feudal era.
was a Japanese swordsman, founder of the Edo branch of Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, which he learned from his father Yagyū "Sekishūsai" Muneyoshi.
, also read Yamamoto Jōchō (June 11, 1659 – November 30, 1719), was a samurai of the Saga Domain in Hizen Province under his lord Nabeshima Mitsushige.
, also known as Ono Tetsutarō or Yamaoka Tetsutarō, was a famous samurai of the Bakumatsu period, who played an important role in the Meiji Restoration.
is the term for one of the traditionally made Japanese blades (''nihonto'') in the form of a spear, or more specifically, the straight-headed spear.
Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) (b.) was a black Samurai of African origin who served under the Japanese hegemon and warlord Oda Nobunaga in 1581 and 1582.
The was one iteration of several codes or governing rules compiled in early Nara period in Classical Japan.
Yi Sun-sin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598) was a Korean naval commander famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, who became an exemplar of conduct to both the Koreans and Japanese.
or (1567 – June 4, 1615) was a prominently placed figure in late-Sengoku period.
is a 1961 samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa.
is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The Yuan dynasty, officially the Great Yuan (Yehe Yuan Ulus), was the empire or ruling dynasty of China established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan.
is the Japanese term for a bow.
Zen (p; translit) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty as Chan Buddhism.