Presentation on theme: "Functions and History of the NINJ A 忍 Ninjas under the Tokugawa Shogunate Ninjas played a very important role in the Tokugawa period, second to the samurai."— Presentation transcript:
Ninjas under the Tokugawa Shogunate Ninjas played a very important role in the Tokugawa period, second to the samurai warrior class. Battle of Samurai rebellion A formal Samurai meeting with and employed ninja ninjas mixed in
A ninja’s job and function A ninja ‘s main function is usually as an assassin employed by a daimyo, to secretly sneak into his enemy’s territory. A ninja can also be a spy or a detective on enemy’s movements. On this picture, a ninja is sneaking behind his target. A traditional building in Japan, may visited by different high class people, is shown at different paths as a samurai or daimyo enters and how a ninja usually enters. It is also a ninja’s responsibility to pass down his skills, or write ninja textbooks to the next generations.
Ways ninja fought in…(Ninjitsu) Eat this!! Surprise attack!! Which one is the ninja? Not expected? Not expected?
Secret codes ninja used to communicate WoodFireEarthGoldWaterManBody OrangeiUhaniwaheto Bluechirinuruwouaka Yellowyotaresotsunena Redranauyenooku Whiteyamakefukoete Blackasakiyumemishi Violeteihimosesun English: Protect and help Tokugawa Ieyasu. Japanese: Tokugawa Iyeyasu wo tasukero. Ninja code: Body body body man wood gold wood water water fire water earth fire
Rin - Calm and steady, do not rush. Byo – Energy is filled, ready for action. Tou – Courage is given to a warrior. Sha – Freedom of ways of fighting. Kei – Know what others think and take advantage. Jin – Formation, keep self in check of situation. Retsu – The mind of justice, saving lives, not evil. Zai – The use of different powers inside a man. Zen – A god-like state of being, divine and supernatural.
Other items and tools ninja used Smoke ball Hand ClawsCostume of all classes
Ninja Training Climbing while fighting Swim like a frog Sneak into buildings without buildings without noticing noticing
The Origin of the Ninja A ninja, or Shinobi, is usually a samurai that lost a battle that did not commit “seppku”, or just farmers and peasants that did not want to live their old life. They first emerged in the Edo period of Japan, in two major cities named “Koga” and “Iga”. A Koga style ninja school A modern reproduction of an Iga Ninja
Ninja’s extinction… We do not see ninjas in modern Japan. Why did ninja disappear? The answer is very ambiguous. Modern Ninja?!