Sterling; First Edition edition (August 5, 2008)

Ninja: The Shadow Warrior

Author: Joel Levy

For centuries, the ninja has occupied a unique place in Japanese culture, straddling the border between fact and folklore. Through classical art, traditional proverbs, and superb research, this exquisitely designed volume takes a look back into the origins and history of these notorious “shadow warriors.” Explore their traditions and guiding philosophy, their weapons and martial-arts skills, their mystique as stealthy black-clad assassins, and their enduring appeal as icons of popular culture. A timeline goes back beyond even the very first ninjalike figure, and follows the movement right through the 1800s, when the final ninja mission ever was recorded: the attempt to infiltrate Commodore Perry’s “black ships” off Japan.


Hardcover: 208 pages

Publication Date: August 5, 2008

Publisher: Sterling

Author: Joel Levy

ISBN-13: 978-1402763137

Genres: History, Asia