In the Land of the Rising Sun, samurai movies are a century-old tradition. Pop culture frames the swordsmen as near-mythic figures. We're told …
What's the Difference Between a Samurai and a Ninja?
Movies often pit dark-robed, masked ninja assassins against elite samurai warriors. But just how accurate is our modern outlook on these two Japanese fighters? Plus, hibachi-style grilling, creaking floors and more on Japanese culture and history.