Thursday, June 23, 2011

Who wants to go to the Ninja Museum?.....I do!

 Off to see the Ninja house and museum!

 Before going into the Ninja house I spotted this shrine that had many Torii's! I had never seen so many in a row before!

 The view of the Ninja house! Do you feel like you are back in the day of the Ninja?

 Sato disappearing into Ninja hidding spot #1.

 Can you spot Ninja hiding spot #2? This might be a little tricky, but that annoyingly bright light should be a very BIG hint, because back in the day it wasn't there and you couldn't see anything up top. Don't worry when the light is off you can't see anything up there!
Do you see that shelf? Well, that shelf isn't really a shelf. It's actually a ladder for a Ninja to climb up to that hiding spot! If you push in the middle notch it releases the ladder....Very cool! Unfortunately, I was too amazed to take a picture. You will just have to visit!

Ninja hiding spot #3! A Ninja could escape out this door OR enter through this secret door! It can only be opened with a thin piece of paper to open the door. It would be a good way to hide outside and then come back in.

Ninja hiding spot #4! This doorway actually allows a Ninja to go under the house and it would connect to an escape route or entrance to the house, it depends on how you want to use it! With the door closed it just looks like another wall!

Ninja hiding spot #5! This is a very small space. It's only big enough for one person to stand in. There are some small slits on the other side of the wall so the Ninja could see if the coast was clear to come out or not.

Ninja hiding spot #6! It's actually more of a hiding spot for a Ninja's weapons, but hey they still used it. A very small Ninja may be able to fit in there!

Ninja hiding spot #7! Again this was a secret hiding spot for their weapons, but still only a Ninja would know that it was there!

Can you guess where the hiding spot is?.........No? Is it too difficult? You can find the answer at the end of this post!

This brings us to the end of the Ninja house tour! Next time, I will post my photos of the various weapons, clothing, etc. that Ninja's used! I hoped you enjoyed seeing the many places a Ninja could possibly hide! Of course, this is only one house it's possible that every Ninja had their own secret hiding place built in their house that others wouldn't know of. Too bad we will never know.....

So the answer to the previous picture: Don't worry it's difficult to find the hiding spot, because there isn't one! hehe I just thought you might enjoy a peek at what the kitchen looked like.......

For those of you who are interested in visiting this Ninja museum it's in Mie prefecture. Mie is about a couple hours drive from Nagoya. Although, I can't recommend going to Mie just for the Ninja Museum. You will probably be disappointed, because it is very small and there isn't much left. But, if you happen to be out in this direction, say at Moku Moku Farm, then it might be worth your while to check it out. 
Happy Ninja hiding spot hunting!