Faced with an epidemic, a forward-thinking group of doctors and samurai leaders launched a successful vaccination campaign in late Edo Japan.
Apples, such as the delectable fuji, are ubiquitous in Japan. Yet cultivation of the fruit began relatively recently – during the waning days of the samurai.
From defending castles to outraging society, Yamamoto Yae never met a battle she didn’t pick. Alyssa Fusek on one of Japan’s most iconoclastic warrior-women.
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