Questions about keeping things tied underwater, and one about swimming a long, long way on a single breath. [more inside]
posted by ditto75
on Nov 5, 2013 -
Asking for a friend: "I'm researching for my current WIP, and I'm stuck. I need to build a comprehensive picture of the social perceptions of disability in Japan, both currently and within Samurai culture. Help, anyone?"
posted by daisyk
on Jan 30, 2013 -
I'm taking a class this year studying the history of samurai and was wondering why I didn't know of a Korean equivalent. I know we Koreans love martial arts and fighting just like the Japanese, judging by the dozens of sageuks produced every year. [more inside]
posted by qvinx
on Dec 6, 2011 -
I like the Japanese sword fighting style in which the warrior wields a Shirasaya (a katana without a hand guard) and fights with a one-handed technique. The only two movies I know with characters like that are the Zatoichi movies and Ichi (and apparently Zatoichi was her father and teacher). Technically, Sasuke from Naruto Shippuuden fights like this as well. Can any one think of others?
posted by FireStyle
on Jan 10, 2011 -
There's something about an Edo period setting. Recommend to me some [more] books/movies/anime/video games. [more inside]
posted by lilnublet
on Oct 6, 2009 -
What was the actual predominant color of the robe worn by Toshiro Mifune in his role as wanna-be samurai Kikuchiyo for the black-and-white Kurosawa film Seven Samurai
? The robe is light in tone as appears to be decorated with a pattern based on feathers or slender leaves. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Hello hivemind! Does anyone know a place where you can find of traditional japanese ukiyo-e such as this
only much bigger and with a bigger resolution? The idea is to have a /lot/ of fighting samurai. Thankyouverymuch you're all such lovely people. Kisses!
posted by Skyanth
on Oct 1, 2006 -
With any luck, I'm about to take ownership of my first car. I'm not particularly mechanically minded, what are the basic things I need to do to maintain it? [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy
on Aug 15, 2006 -
A friend recently told me about an old samurai movie he saw in high school. All he can remember about it is the basic points of the plot. The main character is a guy whose clan is killed by a rival clan of samurai. From what my friend tells me, the movie mostly consists of the main character training and preparing himself to get revenge. In the end, he goes to the rival clan and kills all of them except for their leader. The leader, in turn, kills the main character. I know it's vague, but does this plot sound familiar to anyone? What is the movie called?
posted by joedan
on Mar 11, 2005 -
NinjaFilter: Help me select a present for a Japanese-weapon-loving friend. [MI] [more inside]
posted by bac
on Jan 9, 2005 -
I just rented The Last Samurai
last night and really loved it. But it reminded me of a question I have every time I see a movie with battle scenes with horses (a la Braveheart). How do they get those horses to do all those horse "stunts"? They must inevitably break dozens if not hundreds of legs. Can horses be trained to fall as if shot? And doesn't the cacophony of all the explosions on the set freak them out?
posted by vito90
on May 6, 2004 -