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Teaching How do you protect yourself from a ninja attack?

How do you protect yourself from a ninja attack?

Picture this: the year is 1601, and you are the great Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. You rule over a Japan that's unified for the first time in centuries. But a rise to power is always accompanied by an influx of enemies. That's why, when Tokugawa Ieyasu built his great palace Nijō-jō in Kyoto, he made sure to install the era's state-of-the-art security system: a floor that announces intruders as well as any modern alarm.


Why were nightingale floors a necessary safety precaution in Japan?
RH.7 - Visual Information, WH.06 - First Global Age (1450-1770)


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