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There is a misconception that ninjutsu ceased to exist during the Edo Period. Some believe that after Oda Nobunaga’s decimation of the lands of Iga and Tokugawa’s pacification or subjugation of the rest of the nation, that the shinobi became unnecessary and quickly ceased to exist. The shinobi definitely did not cease to exist. Despite what some authors think, like Stephen Turnbull, the Edo Period was actually Read More
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(From Soke’s book Ninpo Taizen) For parts 1 through 20 please see my previous blog posts in the translations section. Enjoy! 忍長は攻撃をなす時は、目標付近に我が動き。目標の動き。 When the shinobi commander attacks, we move near the target. (Observe the) Target’s movements. 地形等を見、準備の太め一ヵ所または数ヵ所を置く事。よいな。このために右の事に心を付ける事。 Looking at the terrain, etc., make plentiful preparations at one or more places (in the area). Understood? For this, keep in mind the following points: 攻撃目標、またその付近の下見。便にして攻撃によき所。 Case the target of Read More
  Categories : Ninja Culture  Posted by bkrbudo