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Friday, August 19, 2011

Nisei Week 2011: Usagi Yojimbo

Usagi Yojimbo is explored at the Japanese American National Museum until October 30th. Because of Nisei Week the museum was open with free admission and I finally toured the exhibit. It takes you through the creator Stan Sakai's process of creating the character. Did you know Usaji Yojimbo was based on Miyamoto Musashi a Japanese samurai that's mentioned quite a lot in video games and Japanese culture. I remember being introduced to Usaji Yojimbo the samurai ronin through the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the creator's new each other and are friends.