The Legend of Hattori Hanzo Masanari. Japan’s Most Famous Ninja.
Hattori Hanzo Masanari, also known as “Hattori Hanzo” or “Oni no Hanzo,” is a legendary figure in Japanese history. He was a samurai and a ninja. He played an important role in the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate during the Warring States period (1467-1603) and was known for his skills as a spy, assassin, and samurai, his loyalty to his lord, and his devotion to the art of warfare.
Birth and Training
Hattori Hanzo was born in 1542 in Mikawa Province (present-day Aichi Prefecture). He was born into a family of samurai in the service of the Matsudaira clan, a powerful family that ruled the region. Hanzo’s father, Yasunaga Hattori, was a samurai in the service of the Matsudaira clan・・・
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