Fukuoka Prefecture’s Akizuki

Samurai Warriors Without War

Donny Kimball
13 min readNov 26, 2020

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Donny Kimball wears a kimono in Fukuoka Prefecture’s Akizuki and looks out at the autumn leaves

Dear cherished readers, if I asked you to conjure up a mental image of a Japanese samurai, what would you envision with your mind’s eye? Would it be a fearsome warlord like the courageous Takeda Shingen or a cunning warrior like the crafty Oda Nobunaga? Are they fully armored and garbed in the protective trappings of the battlefield? Whatever similitude you summon…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/