What are Ninja?
Ninja are people who have the ability to hide from the public eye with the duty of a present-day secret agent or spy. It is said that Ninja have better physical abilities than modern-day top athletes. Ninja can travel the distance of one hundred villages (one village equals approximately 3.937km) and jump 3m into the air. “Ninjitsu” or “Ninpo” is their original tactical ability, which includes handling fire and water, and disappearing.
Iga and Koga are the two are the most well-known factions, followed by the lesser-known Togakushi, with about 10,000 followers in the world. There are more than 40 other factions.
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The shuriken: a Ninja symbol
Shuriken are almost always associated with Ninja. The word “shuriken” means “a sword hidden in the hand,” but it also means “throwing sword.” Shuriken were used not only by Ninja, but also by samurai as part of their fighting tactics.
The Ninja sword: the basic and best weapon for Ninja
The basic Ninja style is wearing a hood and carrying a Ninja sword on the back. However, swords weren’t carried on Ninja’s backs because they make noise even if you walk very quietly.
Makibishi are sharp, spiked weapons that were used in feudal Japan to slow down pursuers and defend samurai fortifications.
Ninja created a cipher using a combination of rice grains dyed blue, yellow, red, black, and purple.
Kaginawa are a type of grappling hook that were used in feudal Japan to scale large walls, secure boats, and hang up armor and other equipment during the night.