THE SPEAR. THE SLIDE-SHOW. THE HANZO SPEAR.

 

BELIEVE IT…OR NOT.

 

A WAY WITH THE SPEAR INDEED.

 

circa 1880: A group of Japanese Samurai warriors. (Photo by Kusakabe Kimbei/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 THE SPEAR,..

has long been a major part of the JAPANESE MARTIAL TRADITIONS AND WAYS.

As a general WEAPONRY TYPE,..(click)

referred to as THE YARI.

 

This LONG-POLE or STICK upgrade is also an invaluable asset to your ARTS OF SELF-DEFENCE.

 YARI …=… 

A NAGINATA WAY. THE WAY of the CURVED SPEAR. Photo Credit/Thanks: tumblr.com

A NAGINATA WAY. THE WAY of the CURVED SPEAR. Photo Credit/Thanks: tumblr.com

There has been much appreciation of the capabilities of THE SPEAR and it’s various forms. This acknowledgment is inclusion in the LEGENDS of old.

From JAPAN + ASIA to the shores of old SPARTAN soil…

and beyond- The SPEAR is known.

 

ARROWS IN… WARRIORS OF THE SPEAR DO RISE.

 

THIS TYPE OF PLACE IN NATURE… COULD BE FULL OF STONES… AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR. INDEED AND IN FACT. CLICK PHOTO TO SEEK AND SEARCH WITH SHIRO… AND FIND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE,.. NATURALLY INDEED.

 

 

 

The HISTORY of JAPAN has included many MARTIAL HEROES. Several indeed were WARRIORS OF THE WAY OF THE SPEAR. As retold (click) in the ORIGIN LEGEND OF JAPAN too,.. THE SPEAR was even known by the Gods… and used by Divine Beings.

 

The following HERO is admittedly not divine.

Though he too, was a man of THE WAY.

A SWORD + SPEAR WAY IT SEEMS.

 A HERO AND HIS WAY.

 

Shiro sayeth,.. there are three indeed,.. 3

somewhat LEGENDARY

reasons for him being here afore a SPEAR of a SLIDE-SHOW:

 

AN ICONIC LEGEND OF THE JAPANESE MARTIAL WAYS... SPEARING YOUR WAY IT SEEMS.

AN ICONIC LEGEND OF THE JAPANESE MARTIAL WAYSSPEARING YOUR WAY IT SEEMS.

 

1 = … HATTTORI HANZO… is his name.

2 = …see above + he used a SPEAR.!.

3 = …see above + above that + his SPEAR… is

STILL… HERE.!?…

 

 THE HANZO SPEAR.

 

well… most of it anyway.!.

…indeed… 3 cheer   s

for that.

 

HATS off to HATTORI indeed.

ANCIENT JAPAN, PLACES AND PEEPS… HATTORI HANZO. LEGEND.

 

The HANZO SPEAR,.. LIKE HATTORI is from the SENGOKU period… generally termed. 1450-1600 A.D. thereabouts.

Known as a SAMURAI and SHINOBI friend alike.

Helped save the life of IEYASU TOKUGAWA FIRST SHOGUN (click).

 

...ANCIENT TECH AND APPLICATIONS; LEGENDS AND MORE... SHOGUN IEYASU TOKUGAWA CEREMONIAL ARMOR.

…ANCIENT TECH AND APPLICATIONS; LEGENDS AND MORE… SHOGUN IEYASU TOKUGAWA  CEREMONIAL ARMOR. PhotoCredit/Thanks:wikimedia

 

Helped too in setting the SHOGUN’s daughters free from castle confines. A Warrior with many diplomatic and tactical senses. He, his troops and many NINJA,.. kept and ensured guard during many of this SHOGUN + co‘s journeys thru lands torn by internal clan warring and strife.

The  SPEAR’s extra reach, methods of displacement, movement and in particular; special sets of slip-thrust and palm-heel flick-push type techniques oft decimated attacking Swords-men.

Training would also involve such as the various and odd angular/oblique entry points targeting and techniques to cover most possibilities during combat.

Special SPEAR Techniques were also formulated to both protect against and attack the mounted Samurai Warrior too.

THE SPEAR WAY HAS PRODUCED MANY HEROES... AND THE 3 LEGENDARY GREAT SPEARS OF ANCIENT JAPAN WERE THERE TOO... POINTING THE WAY. CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW 3 OF JAPANS SHARP AND FINE EXAMPLES INDEED.

THE SPEAR WAY HAS PRODUCED MANY HEROES… AND THE 3 LEGENDARY GREAT SPEARS OF ANCIENT JAPAN WERE THERE TOO… POINTING THE WAY. CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW 3 OF JAPANS SHARP AND FINE EXAMPLES INDEED.

 

Developed over time and many MARTIAL actions and incidents. These had proven their worth in combat and many HEROES of the LEGENDS were well-versed in the application and handling of many varieties and oft suiting their choice of weaponry against the opponents with such advantages in mind.

In particular,.. THE STICK WAYS and the SPEAR oft had much cross-over and adaption of the others tech. that worked well in such situations.

Guess they got that point indeed.

THE IMPERIAL PALACE HANZOMON GATE.

THE IMPERIAL PALACE HANZOMON GATE.

HATTORI and his LEGEND are honored in such memorials as  THE IMPERIAL PALACE HANZŌMON GATE,.. and the train route thru the suburbs of his home areas bear his name too.

His memorial remains are now interred in the SAINEN-JI TEMPLE COMPLEX;

along with his CEREMONIAL HELMET… (click)

THE SAINEN-JI TEMPLE COMPLEX FUJIYOSHIDA CITY JAPAN. Photo Credit/Thanks:wikidata

THE SAINEN-JI TEMPLE COMPLEX FUJIYOSHIDA CITY JAPAN. Photo Credit/Thanks:wikidata

and the remains of… HIS 14 ft. SPEAR.

LEGEND.

THE HANZO SPEAR... REMAINS OF A 14ft. WEAPON OF LEGEND. Photo Credit/Thanks:jtbusa

THE HANZO SPEAR… REMAINS OF A 14ft. WEAPON OF LEGEND. Photo Credit/Thanks:jtbusa

 

A MODERN MOVIE VERSION OF THE HATTORI HANZO LEGEND AND CHARACTER. Photo Credit/Thanks:youtube

A MODERN MOVIE VERSION OF THE HATTORI HANZO LEGEND AND CHARACTER. Photo Credit/Thanks:youtube

 

Shiro suggests this be playing in the

background… (click)… (or this if training soon… click)

and foreground too perhaps, whilst you peruse,..

some 150+ SPEAR soaked pics in their very own:

 THE SLIDE-SHOW.

 

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NOT QUITE A SPEAR WAY… A WAY WITH MUSIC INDEED… CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE IT SEEMS.

 

TO START... RELEASE YOUR INNER NINJA.

TO START… RELEASE YOUR INNER NINJA.

 

ANOTHER GREAT WAY... OF THE NAGINATA IT SEEMS.

ANOTHER GREAT WAY… OF THE NAGINATA IT SEEMS.

 

BUSHI… IN THE WIND AND WAY OF THE NAGINATA, THE CURVED SPEAR OF JAPANESE LEGEND AND TRADITION.

 

SHINY DELL SILVER MOON SHIRO

GREETINGS FROM SHIROs AND SILVER MOONs.

 

 

2 thoughts on “THE SPEAR. THE SLIDE-SHOW. THE HANZO SPEAR.

    • hi and thanks for visiting ninpolegends.
      appreciate the support and feedback.
      am glad the site content of such interest
      and enjoyable too.
      Shiro says happy to share knowledge too.
      please feel free to visit and chat again soon.
      more new and ongoing updates.
      take care.
      til next shiro.

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