The Fuma was one of the Ninja clans based in Kazama Valley. They are also called “Rappa”, specialized in guerrilla warfare, and served the Hojo clan who were the ruler of Odawara for about hundred years. Their successive leaders were named “Fuma Kotaro”. The clan name was originally Kazama, but, according to documents from the […]
When most people think of Sanada Ninja, the fictional “Sarutobi Sasuke” and “Kirigakure Saizo” come up to their mind. In fact, the Sanada clan did rely heavily on Ninja. Mountain worship was a common battle strategy in Shinano Province where the Sanada clan ruled over and it’s said they had many Ninjas who were well-versed […]
For a long period of Iga’s history, no powerful feudal lords emerged. It is thought the local samurai developed their own skills and techniques for protecting the province, which gave rise to Iga Ninja. The three most prominent Iga Ninja are Hattori Hanzo, Momochi Tambanokami, and Fujibayashi Nagatonokami. After the Hattori clan left Iga Province […]
The local samurai of group Koka created organizations for self-government called “So”. When foreign enemies attacked, they were able to fight with great solidarity of their organizations. These situations led the local samurai to gradually develop, what we know today, Ninja Arts. Even if they created their self-governing organizations, the area was subordinate to the […]
Tabaru Anzaemon was a Ninja who served the Nabeshima domain. There is a written book that states ‘Lord Nabeshima sent Tabaru Anzaemon to Shimabara as a Saisaku(Ninja) to investigate what’s going on. Saga Ninja is still veiled in secrecy, but the fact of their existence has become clearer day by day.