Onna bugeisha｜ Ishi-jo, wife of Oboshi Yoshio, one of the loyal ronin." Print by Kuniyoshi, from the series Seichi Gishin Den,
An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men.
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Ishi-jo wielding a naginata, by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (with some more modern accouterments at her feet and behind her ;
naginata. Traditional Japanese polearm. Females of the Samurai class were trained to use it.
Onoe Tamizo as a Samurai Woman Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1775 or 1776 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
The onna bugeisha’s ethic was as purportedly as uncompromising as the samurai, and it shows in these fierce portraits from the Although many tales of prominent onna bugeisha come from the centuries, one famous figure, Nakano Takeko lived in the century.
Nakano Takeko 18471868 was a Japanese female warrior of the Aizu domain who fought and died during the Boshin War Nakano born in Edo was the da
Here's another Bugeisha. Stuff 'Insanity': here's the work-out regime I need.
Tomoe Gozen, c. a Genpei War-era samurai, leaning on her naginata (pole weapon). She was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior, known for her bravery and strength. She is believed to have fought in and survived the Genpei War.
Tomoe Gozen The famously beautiful samurai warrior Tomoe fought in Japan's Genpei War CE). She was known throughout Japan for her skills with the sword and the bow. Her wild horse-breaking skills were also legendary.
A Samurai reporting on the Battle to a Woman Warrior by Chikanobu. The messenger gestures as he speaks, broken arrows protruding from his armor and the blade of his sword damaged from use. The woman regards him haughtily, a naginata in her hand.
Colorized photograph of Nakano Takeko (1847-1868), female samurai who fought and died in the Battle of Aizu (1868).
Tomoe Gozen was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (onna bugeisha), known for her bravery and strength. She is believed to have fought in and survived the Genpei War She was also the concubine of Minamoto no Yoshinaka.