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Samurai no kokoro

(Welcome to the world of Samurai)

 

We are engaged in introducing Japan and creating understanding of aspects of the traditions, ways of life of the Samurai Class in foreign lands.

The Samurai Class came into being in the middle of the 11th century, governing the land in the beginning of the 13th century and lasted for 7 centuries till the dawn of Meiji Era. The Samurai would enhance and strengthen their defensive and offensive capabilities by practising the arts of the sword as well as martial arts day in and day out.They had been worriers, but during this period of 7 centuries, there gradually developed among the Samurai, a taste for etiquettes, delicacy and refinement and began to feel the need and necessity to acquire some degree of cultivated and refined manners.

The Tea Ceremony called gSadouh in Japanese is the one to which some Samurai were attracted and acquired its ethics, tools and trappings such as its swift, calculated manners of movement and learnt to meditate in the solitude of the room based on the principles and teachings of Zen (a sect of Buddhism)

We would like to share the essence and spirit of Samurai manners with those of you who may wish to satisfy your curiosity. We delight ourselves in sharing our interest with the world.

 

The City of Nagoya

There are a lot of famous Samurai worriers turned into top commanding generals: Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa to name but a few, all of whom of Nagoya.

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Nagoya is the sight of a lot of castles, battle grounds of the feudal age and civil strife.

Should you, in any way, feel a desire to contact us for whatever reason or reasons, do so by sending us a mail by all means.

(Mail: info2@samurai-no-kokoro.jp )

Nagoya Castle

 

Our engagements on this occasion

Join us in Japan Expo in Paris

  • Samurai show performed on stage
  • Armored Parade
  • Trying armor on spectators
  • A stage Show of armor-making
  • Inspection of armors held by foreign collectors
  • Introducing the living patterns of the Samurai
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Introducing martial arts practised by the Samurai
  • Introducing traditional Japanese crafts
  • Tourist information of historic sites of the samurai