NINJA TRUTH Episode 5: Ninja Fire Arts *RERUN
The ninja are said to have been proficient in the use of gunpowder long before guns were brought to Japan, and to have invented over 230 uses for it. In this episode, we'll introduce the "toribikata," a weapon similar to a flamethrower that was used to fend off several attackers at once, and the "hyakuraijyu," which created chaos by emitting a noise similar to a volley of gunshots. We'll also recreate the grenade-like "hourokuhiya" to determine its strength, and the "daikokuhiya," a weapon frequently mentioned in the ninja training text Bansenshukai, to learn about how it was actually used.