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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.

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire . Samurai Woman | PBS


Samurai Woman. With their husbands in combat almost continuously, 16th century samurai women provided for the defense of their homes and children.

Empress Jingu | Samurai Women of Japan - Asian History - About.com


Depiction of one of the earliest samurai women of Japan, the Empress Jingu, who lead an invasion of Korea in the second century CE.

Female Samurai Warriors | Military History Monthly


Mar 2, 2011 ... On the face of it, the female samurai warrior is a very elusive creature. The woman's role seems to be exercised only behind the scenes: in ...

The 10 Greatest Female Samurai and Ninjas - io9


Jun 28, 2013 ... While women weren't technically allowed to be samurai in feudal Japan, that didn 't stop Ran Tsukikage from grabbing a sword and wandering ...

Famous Women of Japanese History - Samurai Archives


Famous Women of Japanese History. This is an archive of the original "Famous Women" section. For the newest updated version, please see the. Samurai ...

Onna bugeisha - The Powerful Female Samurai Warrior | Kusuyama


Nov 8, 2012 ... Onna Bugeisha: In the earlier periods such as the Heian and Kamakura, there were female members of the samurai class who became ...

VIDEO: The Vicious Sword Female Samurai Favored from Samurai ...


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Samurai Sisters: Early Feudal Japan - Sample Activity (Women in ...


Early Feudal Japan: In the early feudal period, samurai women were expected to exhibit loyalty, bravery, and take on the duty of revenge. As her warrior ...

Tomoe Gozen – Female Samurai Warrior - The History of Fighting


Tomoe Gozen is one of the few examples of a female Samurai warrior. She is believed to have fought in the Gempei wars at the end of the 12th century, ...

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Women Warriors - Female Samurai in Ancient ... - Ten Shin Ichi Ryu


Almost always eliminated from popular knowledge of warriors in ancient Japan, is the role women played as wives of the samurai or warriors in their own right.

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In ancient Japan, battle was typically reserved for male samurai. That all changed when Takeko Nakano and her sister, Yuko, decided to fight for their clan's ...

Female Samurai on Pinterest | Samurai, Samurai Warrior and ...


Discover thousands of images about Female Samurai on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. | See more about ...