Samurai Women

Did women samurai exist in ancient Japan? Cristen and Caroline uncover the truth about Japanese women warriors and how their uncommon backstories became the stuff of legend.

This is a nice overview of the historicity of female samurai. Unfortunately, many of the most-requested Japanese heroines, such as Tomoe Gozen, Empress Jingu, and Himiko often fall into realms of quasi-history.

(but just because they’re not straight history doesn’t mean they won’t get covered on RP! :D)

(via Stuff You Missed in History Class)