Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fact of the Day: Ninja Floors

In medieval Japan, it wasn't uncommon for Japanese lords to have floors that would intentionally make a lot of noise when walked on. This would help prevent assassins like ninjas from being successful. 

13 comments:

  1. Very cool factoid! When we were in Japan, we visited "Crow Castle," the oldest samurai fortress still existing. The stairs inside the fortress between the various floors had a huge rise to them -- much too high for small Japanese people to easily navigate. This too was deliberate, in order to slow down any attacking warriors who made it inside.

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  2. I'm laughing imagining the creak, creak, creak of floorboards annoying the heck out of the ninjas.

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  3. A wises way to be, unless they could run along the walls

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  4. Makes sense. Also, it's hard to build wooden floors that DON' squeak.

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  5. That's actually really smart. I would have never thought of that.

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  6. Just like my grandparents' apartment in Brooklyn! Now I understand.

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  7. There is always a reason, whatever the action. Fascinating.

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