Ninja Fuma Clan
Ninja Fuma Clan
Wednesday, February 22 (Wednesday) is “Ninja Day.”
Fuma is a ninja clan based in Odawara.
Odawara is the land where Mr. Hojo fixed the Odawara in the latter half of the 15th century and the beginning of the Warring States Period.
The Sengoku period continued until the latter half of the 16th century, during which the independent regional states dominated by power called “Sengoku Daimyo” competed for hegemony with force.
The Hokujo family ruled Odawara in about 100 years, and became a lord of daimyo who dominated Kanto in nearly. However, the end was besieged by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who was in front of Japan unification and was defeated.
The long-lasting battle ended the curtain in the land of Odawara.
Fuma ninja carried out his duty served as a shogun of the Hojyo family.
According to “Hojo Godaiki”, “Fuma Kotaro”, a head of the Fuma ninja clan, is said to have been a very terrible appearance, but it has not been determined whether it existed.
However, “Fumimora Kotaro” is a very popular ninja, becoming a subject of many novels, manga, games, etc. even in modern times.
On that Odawara Castle Honmaru Plaza holds a shuriken shot experience from February 4 (Saturday). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The schedule is Saturdays and Sundays in February and the 20th to 22nd.
On Saturday, February 18, the Odawara Ninja Study Group “Mystery of Kotaro Fuma” will be held at UMECO Center.
Also, on 19th (Sunday), a ninja training will be held at Forest Adventure Odawara.
Study meeting is free of entr fee, training experience is 500 yen.
Both of them must be booked in advance and the study group will be the first 50 students, the training experience will be 40 people.
The reservation reception starts from Monday, 6th. For inquiries, Kanagawa West Tourism Convention Bureau 【Tel】 +81-465-20-9166 (weekday am 10 am – 4 pm).
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