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Although Egypt is upper most in my mind at the moment, Japan isn’t far away. Japan is going to be the setting for one of my next books and I want to start absorbing what I can early. So, from time to time, there will be Japanese related posts here.


The Ninja appears in popular culture with barely a nod to its true roots. The word ninja comes form the Japanese; Shinobi-no-mono which is represented by the Kanji characters nin and sha, hence ninsha=ninja. Nin = concealment and sha = person. Concealed person, not as catchy as ninja!

The ninja article at The Illuminated Lantern continues the discussion.

The ninja in my photo is from Lego‘s minifigures range – series 1.


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