"Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the samurai class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. In early times women learned to use naginata, kaiken, and the art of tantojutsu in battle. Such training ensured protection in communities that lacked male fighters. However, women who were prominent on the battlefield were the exception rather than the rule. Japanese ideals of femininity predisposed most women to powerlessness, in conflict with a female warrior role. During the Edo Period the status of the onna-bugeisha diminished significantly. Samurai were no longer concerned with battles and war, they were bureaucrats. The roaring ideals of fearless devotion and selflessness were gradually replaced by quiet, passive, civil obedience. Travel during the Edo Period was demanding and unsettling for many female samurai (because of heavy restrictions). They always had to be accompanied by a man, since they were not allowed to travel by themselves. Additionally, they had to possess specific permits, establishing their business and motives. The onset of the 17th century marked a significant transformation in the social acceptance of women in Japan. Many samurai viewed women purely as child bearers; the concept of a woman being a fit companion for war was no longer conceivable. The relationship between a husband and wife could be correlated to that of a lord and his vassal. "Husbands and wives did not even customarily sleep together. The husband would visit his wife to initiate any sexual activity and afterwards would retire to his own room." Despite the social view of women as being mere means to an end, they were still expected to show solace for death when it came to defending their husband's honor. A wife’s solidarity for the sake of her husband was a common and well received theme in Japanese culture
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"Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune was born in 1920. Mifune is perhaps best known for originating the “Rōnin with no name” persona in which he plays a gruff samurai with a heart of gold. This was later adopted by foreign actors like Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns.
Pictured here is Mifune in the film Yojimbo (1961) directed by Akira Kurosawa.
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#Repost @edu_velasco(@save.repost)Ééé... mais um ano de serviços prestados.
Um ano se passou mas lembro como se fosse hoje. Minha família me levando para o embarque, os amigos na torcida dizendo “vá e vença”, uma mistura de sentimentos juntamente com felicidade e dúvida e a certeza de uma vida nova.
Aprendi muita coisa. Cresci tanto profissionalmente como pessoalmente. Aumentei meus conhecimentos, conheci lugares diferentes, inúmeras pessoas legais e algumas especiais.
E graças a Deus hoje posso falar “VENI, VIDI, VICI” 🙌🏽🙏🏽 “Paciência, perseverança e fé” #forcanacional#job#guerreiros#samurais#vimvivenci#forcaehonra#deusacimadetudo
"Kumamoto Castle (熊本城)
This is a recent photo of Kumamoto Castle days after the earthquake that shook Kyushu. Damage was done to the main keep and its walls. Many of the surrounding turrets and buildings on the castle's grounds were also severely damaged. Some barely standing and near collapse.
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A galera treinou bem hj!!! Estão todos de parabéns, motivam a querer melhorar a cada treino 💪🏼🏆. Gratidão por todos os alunos que confiam e continuam firmes conosco!
Durante esses longos anos de muito aprendizado, não me arrependo de nada que fiz pra ajudar as pessoas que pode, queria poder fazer mais! Porém Deus sabe de tudo.🏆 pra cima que nosso trabalho está apenas começando 🕺🏻👔💟🙌🏼 #familiagoodguysct#goodguysct#muaythai#luciosamurai#portovelho#rondonia#irmaoslucios#samurais