A Look Back at the Origin of the Japanese Samurai

In almost every society, there is a class or group of people that is believed to have been extraordinary in certain ways. Due to this phenomenon, the group would become notorious, famous or both famous and notorious at the same time. Japan happens to have had and experienced the impact of such a group. The Japanese Samurai, a professional class of warriors, ruled the Feudal Japan from 1192-1868. During this period, their population rose by two percent; from 10%-12%. It is regarded as the most famous and largest class of warriors in the country.

Tales have been there and will continue prevailing. According to some tales, single swordsmen could fight and beat huge numbers of enemies at a go. Tales aside, let’s look at the reality. Ittosai, Yagyu and Musashi were famous swordsmen whose acts and exploits are noted in the annals of Japanese history. Each one of them once faced a number of opponents. Besides surviving the battles, they were able to vanquish their opponents during the fierce encounters. When all these amazing feats are combined with the personal fighting record of Musashi, there is every reason to remember the Japanese Samurai. The rich history of Japan recognizes them as the best swordsmen of all time. In this case, there is no tale at all. Without mincing words, they deserve a round of applause and a standing ovation for what they did.

Majority of those who faithfully followed the way of the sword without diverting did not expect to die at a ripe age. In fact, most of them did not make it to old age. They died, prematurely, if that is the right word. The three heroes already mentioned above, regardless of the battles and duels they engaged in, did not die by the sword; they died a natural death. These three men were founders of their own schools where martial arts were prioritized. They sharpened their fighting skills by engaging opponents in the countryside. By fine-tuning their skills time and again, they remained on top of the game.

With an increasing fan base, the Sengoku jidai in particular is a highly featured time period in the media. Because of this, many satellite sites have been born on the web such as this site featuring a selection of sengoku period t-shirts. But not only that, they’ve got you covered when it comes to sengoku japan apparel as well. So be sure to show your love of this important historical time period in Japan with these fine goods.


Not Your Run-of-the-Mill iPhone Covers

When it comes to iPhone cases, there are certainly some eye-popping creations out there in the world of tech. Below you’ll see that I’ve picked out a few examples that I’d like to share with you and I would very much appreciate your comments in the comments section letting me know your thoughts about my selections.

First off we have the Incipio Dual Pro case for iPhone 5, which is a case that is a best seller among all of the iPhone cases. This hybrid case design combines a plextonium hard shell and a shock absorbing silicone to offer the maximum protection to an iPhone. It has an easy access to ports while still not comprising its protection feature. It also has custom cut holes on the case to allow the visibility of the camera and the flash. Compared to other iPhone protection cases the Incipio offers the same protection but with a slimmer design that makes it appealing to its users.

The Photive Hybrid Bumper case is another interesting find that it designed to offer the perfect fit for an iPhone 5. It has a UV coated hard polycarbonate frame with flexible TPU edges to protect the iPhone. It has precise cut out for ports and volume controls and adds minimal bulk to the phone. These design qualities make it a best seller.

The ATC PU Leather case is made for users who wish to consolidate all of their important belongings into a single compartment thus enhancing the availability and ease to secure. This case can also double as a wallet as it has slots to use for holding money and cards. The case also has a magnetic slip that secures the items inside the case from loss. This design makes it very appealing to many customers. The ability of this iPhone case to make it on the best seller list depends on how much the design suits the need of a customer. These needs vary and thus the cases that are best sellers will also vary in their design, style and uniqueness.

Last but not least we have Japanese food iphone cases from Fake Food Japan. Whether you have an iPhone 4 or 5, the folks at Fake Food Japan have you covered. I especially like their selection of iphone 4 cases that look like food. If you are looking for a unique gift for the food lover in your family, be sure to check out these cases. I’m sure you will not be disappointed.