Posted in HistoryNet
March 19, 2022

This Japanese Weapon Was Geared Towards Women—Or Was It? A Closer Look At the Naginata

A Japanese woman is depicted wielding a naginata in a woodblock print from a Japanese series entitled, "Biographies of Loyal and Righteous Hearts," from 1848.

Why is the naginata is so strongly associated with Japanese female warriors—and is it true the weapon was designed with women in mind? Zita Ballinger Fletcher March 19, 2022 at 04:37AM

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