Kurosawa and the Western Samurai

When most people think of Japan, a few things come to mind, and for many people, one of those things are samurai. They were an elite group of men, and sometimes women, who dominated Japan for nine centuries. The word samurai literally means “to serve”, and they did, serving their lords until their dying breath. … Continue reading Kurosawa and the Western Samurai


Kanji: お市 Dates: 1547-June 14, 1583 Other Known Names: Ichi, Ichihime, Odani no Kata, Hideko, Oichi no Kata Oichi is one of the most famous women of the Sengoku Jidai, and she is also one of its most tragic figures. She was Oda Nobunaga’s younger sister, sister-in-law to Nōhime, wife to Azai Nagamasa and Shibata … Continue reading Oichi