Ninja: Myth Meets History
In this 80 minute single class, learners will get to sort out the myths from historical fact surrounding the ninja warrior class in Japanese history.
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Made infamous by the media and popular culture, perhaps even more popular than the samurai, these dark figures cloaked in shadow need little introduction. But what about the real ninja? This class is mostly lecture-based but will start with a discussion of what learners think to be popular myths about the ninja (based on media, etc.). I will then take learners through a PowerPoint slide presentation with images/photos and video clips covering the ninja and their true history. Focus will be...
After completing this class, learners will be able to explain fact from fiction regarding the ninja warrior class in Japanese history.
I specialize in Japanese studies and have studied Japanese premodern history and traditional culture extensively for more than 8 years. I have taught courses on premodern history of Japan with a focus on the warrior culture, as well as given presentations on ninja in popular culture compared to true history since 2006. I have also been to various historic and cultural sites in Japan related to the history of the ninja, such as Iga and Koga, regions famous for being the home of the Iga ninja and Koga ninja clans respectively. I have also met with an active ninjutsu (ninja technique) master.
No homework will be assigned.
Video clips will be shared as part of PowerPoint presentations via screen-share on Zoom and won’t require any external resource to view.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Given the nature of the ninja as warriors, class content will include discussion of violence.
Jennifer M. Yoo
PhD and Experienced Teacher Specializing in Japanese Studies
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
91 total reviews
82 completed classes
ABOUT ME Hello! My name is Jennifer Yoo. I am a Japanese Studies specialist, a teacher, a writer and playwright. I currently live in Massachusetts, but I have at one time or other called places ranging from Japan to Hawaii my home. During my free...