INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY
International Ninja Day recognizes the fascination associated with the history and pop culture of the ninja.
Ninjas first appeared around the year 600. Historically, they served samurai warriors. They spied on or assassinated an enemy. While some sources suggest they were fallen samurai, most point to the common man – and woman. They walked among the farmers and servants of everyday life.
However, the skills of a ninja were passed down from generation to generation. If a father were a ninja, then he would likely train his son or daughter to be one, too.
In Japan, museums focus on ninja history and lifestyle.
- Ninja Museum of Igaryū – The museum features the tools of the trade, demonstrations, and residence.
- Kōka Ninja Village – Attend ninja camp and challenges. Tour the museum and many more facilities.
Novels and films have brought the way of the ninja to the mainstream. From Japanese action films to animated turtles, ninja movies covered the spectrum. Spy novels, comic books, and series captured the imaginations of every age. Their mystery fed storylines across genres until ninja became a genre all its own.
HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalNinjaDay
Celebrate the day by learning more about ninjas. Read about their history or watch a ninja documentary. Try to move as quietly and as quickly as a ninja. Share your ninja tricks and secrets with someone. Learn a martial art.
- Ninjas Secret History Of The Ninja Uncovered Full Documentary – National Geographic
- In Search of the Ninja: The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu by Antony Cummins
Use #InternationalNinjaDay to post on social media.
INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY HISTORY
Ninja Burger created International Ninja Day n 2003 as a way to celebrate the Ninja speed with which their burgers are delivered.
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