Although the ninja are known for working in the shadows, the early Edo period found them serving in one-hundred-man units. Join Chris Glenn and Professor Yuji Yamada as they explore Tokyo and visit sites associated with the ninja. Their tour -- interspersed with reenactments -- reveals the deep connection between the ninja and Edo, the old name for Tokyo.
Guided by Professor Yamada, we visit places in Tokyo associated with the ninja
Places associated with the legendary ninja leader Hattori Hanzo still remain today
The peaceful Edo period found the ninja serving in gunnery units
Newly-discovered documents reveal how the ninja lived during the Edo period