Saturday, March 03, 2007

The last women samurai

Depicted in films such as The Last Samurai, Japan's Boshin War was the ultimately losing struggle of the samurai to stop pro-modernization forces with a gun-and-cannon-bearing army from wresting control of the county.

In this struggle, samurai families in the Aizu region mobilized bands of women warriors known as the Joushitai, or Women's Brigade.

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—Mellow Monk

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