Samurai History In Pictures


Heian and Kamakura, female members of the samurai class who became prominent or even present on the battlefield. Onna-musha or women warriors were very unusual. The most famous women warriors were Tomoe Gozen and Hangaku Gozen. Bushi women were trained mainly with the naginata they would also use the kaiken a type of dagger and the art of tantojutsu in battle.”