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An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class.
Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by  engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of  the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in  the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in  times of war.
They also represented a divergence from the traditional  “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly  referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification.
Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant  icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hojo Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class.

Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.

They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification.

Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hojo Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

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app1ejuice: Close-up of a big ball of fungus growing on the side of a dead tree. The spiders have been exploring it.

app1ejuice: Close-up of a big ball of fungus growing on the side of a dead tree. The spiders have been exploring it.

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momentomommy: Chantilly Chateau by Pete Reed on Flickr
Lucy’s (and Petit’s!!) home away from home!

momentomommyChantilly Chateau by Pete Reed on Flickr

Lucy’s (and Petit’s!!) home away from home!

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thesensualstarfish: Winter Apples with Crows by Cheryl Renee Long

thesensualstarfishWinter Apples with Crows by Cheryl Renee Long

poboh: 1882 Wilhelm Leibl (German Realist, 1844-1900) ~ Three Women in Church

poboh: 1882 Wilhelm Leibl (German Realist, 1844-1900) ~ Three Women in Church