13 images Created 4 Nov 2008
Sports Chambara or Chanbara Training with Master Tabuchi in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Shot in December 2007. Chambara is a unique genre, literally "Sword fighting" movies, i.e. Japan's action films dealing with the Feudal era. The genre is inspired by the heroic exploits of majestic Samurai, the lonely and tragic path of the masterless Ronin and the deceptive and mysterious deeds of the ghost-like Ninja...Students gather in Tabuchi's dojo (training gym) to learn the art and disciplines of Samurai fighting "Chambara" which is now considered as a kind of sports.