Onna-bugeisha of Asakura Available to Pre-Order For Test of Honour

In Japan, it wasn't just the men who could train in martial arts and learn the Samurai ways. Women were able to do that as well, and many noblewomen did just that. They were called the Onna-Bugeisha, and if you'd like to add these kick-ass warrior women to your Test of Honour collections, you can put your name down on Warlord Game's list so they arrive as soon as possible.




From the website:

Onna-Bugeisha, a female martial artist, are members of the samurai class. Noblewomen trained to fight for their homes, their honour and their family. These women were not ornaments; they were as dangerous as their male counterparts, amply able to defend their homes and property while the armies were away on campaign. Historically Onna-Bugeisha have been associated with the Naginata and Kaiken as fighting weapons; one very long and one very short! That is not to say they were limited to those weapons and yumi, yari, katana and teppo all feature in an Onna-Bugeisha’s armoury.


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