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  • - Okay, so today we are in Ureshino City in Saga Prefecture

  • back down in Kyushu, my home, and we are at

  • Ninjamura which is a Ninja theme park.

  • I'm not sure what to expect.

  • Is that a triforce?

  • So in order to get to the Ninja village

  • we have to climb up these treacherous stairs,

  • and I don't know how I'm gonna handle it because

  • I'm lazy and I don't have a lot of body strength.

  • Thankfully here at Ninjamura they have provided a rope

  • to help you climb up the 60 steps to the Ninja village.

  • After visiting Kanagawa Prefecture

  • and Nagano Prefecture in pursuit of the truth about Ninjas,

  • somehow we've wound up back in Kyushu

  • for the thrilling conclusion of our story.

  • I wish I came here with friends.

  • Modeled after Ureshino City during

  • the Edo Period, Hizen Yume Kaido's Ninja Village

  • is a very tongue-in-cheek, comical,

  • yet entertaining Ninja theme park.

  • With plenty of Ninja-themed activities and displays,

  • it's a popular place for families with small children,

  • but can big people enjoy it too?

  • I guess we'll find out.

  • Alright so I'm not sure what to expect here

  • at the Ninja village but no matter what happens

  • I'm sure we're gonna have a good time.

  • It's shaping up to be a pretty good time.

  • Hello - Hello

  • Although they play it off with a great sense

  • of humor, you can really tell that the Ninja working here

  • are very dedicated to their jobs.

  • And that is the story of how I wound up dressed like a Ninja

  • for the second time in a month.

  • With my newfound Ninja entourage, I embarked on a

  • journey of knowledge, refreshing myself on everything

  • I've learned throughout the series so far.

  • And while my own Ninja skills haven't improved whatsoever,

  • in between competing with small children

  • and playing games with the other Ninja,

  • we also managed to talk about historical facts as well.

  • So, the official verdict is that the Ninja Village

  • is a lot more fun than you think it'd be,

  • and I was surprised to see just how involved the community

  • of Ureshino is with its historical ties to the Ninjas.

  • Today we are here at the Ninja Festival in Ureshino City,

  • this is a pretty big event for a small city.

  • Lots of kids and children dressed up as Ninjas,

  • there's activities for people to enjoy here

  • for fans of Ninjas, even adults dressed up as Ninjas

  • are here in attendance today, and from noon

  • we're going to be listening to a few talks from

  • people who study Ninjas historically, people who

  • have put their time and effort into uncovering

  • the secrets behind the Ninjas and their past.

  • So everybody's lined up through the hall right now

  • waiting for Ninja Udon, we're also in line but

  • we're not gonna get there for a while

  • because there's so many people.

  • It's cool to see them all lined up like this.

  • The first video we went to Kanagawa-ken,

  • we went to Odawara Castle where the Fuma Ninja lived.

  • Then we went to Nagano, home of the Sanada clan,

  • and today we're here in Saga in Ureshino city.

  • We've gone to all of these places already,

  • you've learned so much I'm so proud of you.

  • Okay but if youʼre like me, there's likely

  • to be one pressing question left on your mind.

  • If everything we know about Japanese Ninjas is

  • factually incorrect, then why do we continue

  • spreading the fictional image of the Ninja?

  • I had a chance to ask one of Japan's

  • leading Ninja researchers, Yamada Yuji,

  • for his opinion on the subject.

  • Okay, so here's the real, complex truth

  • about Japanese Ninja; They are a giant question mark

  • in Japanese history, and without public interest

  • in these figures, their entire existence

  • could potentially slip away forever.

  • For the children, it seems like it's all fun and games,

  • but as they get older, their curiosity could take them

  • all across Japan, just like it did with me.

  • Look, The facts are important, but the real role

  • of the fiction and fantasy is to inspire

  • the next generation to dig deeper.

  • Hey guys thank you so much for watching this series

  • I hope you learned something new.

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  • leave a thumbs up or a comment that would be

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  • Thank you so much and I'll talk to you again soon, bye!

- Okay, so today we are in Ureshino City in Saga Prefecture

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Ninja Village! Chasing the Ninja to Saga Prefecture! | 忍者を追いかけて佐賀県へ!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/24
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