I invite you to Japan and meet the model of the most famous ninja - Hattori Hanzō!
Miniature again from my friends from Bac Ninh Miniatures
Hattori Hanzō (服部 半蔵, c. 1542 - 1597) was a famous ninja of the Sengoku era, who served the Tokugawa clan as a ninja, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan.
He is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture. Hanzō was known as an expert tactician and a master of sword fighting.
Among the most famous TV pictures is Shadow Warriors-Japanese television jidaigeki show featuring Sonny Chiba that ran for four seasons in the early 1980s.
A curiosity and a nod to the character is a significant episode in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill", where we meet the master blacksmith Hattori Hanzō, played by Sonny Chiba - the same actor who played the Shadow Warrior many years earlier...