Sengoku Buyuden Izakaya: A Samurai-Era Dining Experience

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Sengoku Buyuden is an izakaya (Japanese gastronomic bar) located in Shinjuku’s famous nightlife district of Kabukicho. But it’s not just any regular izakaya–Sengoku Buyuden is a unique samurai-themed dining establishment, which offers locals and travelers with an interest in Japanese history the chance to experience the culture of Japan’s renowned sengoku (Warring States) era. Operated…

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Samurai Armor Parts: An Essential Guide to Yoroi Components

Understanding Yoroi–the “Great Armor” of Japan’s ancient samurai–means knowing what makes it authentic. Read our essential guide to samurai armor parts. Samurai Armor Parts: An Essential Guide to Yoroi Components Japanese samurai armor, also known as Katchu, is comprised of the Kabuto (helmet) and O-Yoroi (“great armor”). O-yoroi, or simply Yoroi, first appeared on the…

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