Samurai - Documentaries

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The tale of Samurai and their leaders Ieyasu Tokugawa and Mitsunari Ishida who were locked into a power struggle after the death of the Taiko, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Ieyasu's and Mistunari's actions would develop into one of the biggest rivals in world history as Ieyasu increased his power over Japan, Mitsunari would secretly rally an army of rebels...
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For over a thousand years the Samurai sword has dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced, and evoked a spiritual way of life that continues even today. With unparalleled access, NOVA travels deep into Japan's ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional sword-smiths and attends Samurai...
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A look at how the Shogun became the supreme ruler of Japan. The original I posted here has been removed from youtube, this one is the best I can find but you have to waich it on vimeo to see the whole thing, sorry.
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Samurai – Miyamoto Musashi movie documentary, produced by The History Channel, informs us of several significant figures, and provide us the authentic words and phrases assigned to various key aspects based in the Samurai’s way of life. Actor/martial arts champ Mark Dacascos explores the story of Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous Samurai of all...
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This high definition one hour special is the inside track on the World's most influential weapon. For over a thousand years this weapon dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced, and created a new spiritual way of life that lasts through to the present day. The Samurai sword – a weapon so...
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Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most important countries in the world. Commanding Shoguns and samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans - all were part of the Japanese "renaissance" - a...