Hattori Hanzō, the Shadow Warrior (Bac Ninh Miniatures) (Ronin)

Hattori Hanzō, the Shadow Warrior (Bac Ninh Miniatures) (Ronin)

Hello friends!

I invite you to Japan and meet the model of the most famous ninja – Hattori Hanzō!
Miniature again from my friends from  
Bac Ninh Miniatures

Hattori Hanzō (服部 半蔵, c. 1542 – 1597)  was a famous ninja of the Sengoku era, who served the Tokugawa clan as a ninja, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan.
 He is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture. Hanzō was known as an expert tactician and a master of sword fighting.

       Among the most famous TV pictures is Shadow Warriors-Japanese television jidaigeki show featuring Sonny Chiba that ran for four seasons in the early 1980s.

       A curiosity and a nod to the character is a significant episode in Quentin Tarantino’s „Kill Bill“, where we meet the master blacksmith Hattori Hanzō, played by Sonny Chiba – the same actor who played the Shadow Warrior many years earlier…



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