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Transformation! Ninja and its Image in the World and Japan: Talk by Prof Yamada Yūji

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Discover the world of ninja with a special talk presented by The Japan Foundation, London. Professor Yamada Yūji, a leading figure in ninja research, explains how the perception of these iconic figures has evolved over time using some cinematic examples.

This event is held as part of The Japan Foundation Seminar Series at Japan House London organized by the Japan Foundation with support from Japan House London.

About the Speaker

Prof Yamada Yūji is a specialist in medieval Japanese cultural history and serves at the Faculty of Humanities, Mie University, Japan. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Tsukuba. His research focuses on the history of ‘vengeful spirits’, strange phenomena, the Ise shrine, and ninja studies. He is known as a leading authority on ninja research in Japan, giving lectures on ninja and ninjutsu (martial art strategy and tactics practised by the ninja). He is active in a wide variety of activities, as a writer and lecturer. His recent publications include The Spirit of Ninja (2019). He was born in Shizuoka.