Samurai for a Day: Fuefuki’s Battle of Kawanakajima Reenactment

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Tokyo has some places—Shinjuku’s Samurai Museum, for one—and events that offer visitors the chance to put on samurai armor. While an experience like that is already fun in itself, how about taking it to the next level and fighting as a samurai? That’s right, there’s an annual historical reenactment that wannabe samurai can sign up for: the Battle of Kawanakajima reenactment at Yamanashi Prefecture’s city of Fuefuki. Think you’ve got what it takes? Then let’s get down to business.
The Battle of Kawanakajima
Utagawa Kuniyoshi,The Battle of Kawanakajima, marked as public domain
There were actually five—not one—battles fought at the plain of Kawanakajima (a part of present-day Nagano Prefecture) durin

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