Monday, February 27, 2017

Check Out The World's First Ninja Academy & Museum Opening In Japan.

The Japan Ninja Council brings the traditions, rituals, and practices of the culture to the world with plans for the country’s first Ninja Museum and Academy set to open in 2018. The Council, which was established in 2015, is the only official organization of its kind; it is a formed of a nationwide network of municipalities, universities, tourism associations, and private organizations that bring together a passion for the art of the ninja.

According to Yuri Kageyama, who covered the announcement for the Associated Press, Jinichi Kawakami, known as “the last ninja” and a master of the Koga ninja school, told reporters at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan that ninja has much to offer spiritually.

“It is possible to say that Ninja spirit: even though one’s name would not be known to the world, one would endure and accomplish a mission with honesty and achieve a big job in the end, represents the Japanese way of life well. Aspects of Japanese culture such as technical capabilities, diligence, organizational strength and perseverance that have supported the modern Japanese society are compacted within some of the wisdoms of Ninja, and Ninja is the culture that represents Japan,” the Japan Ninja Council website explains.