Samurai Warrior Queens is a Documentary programme.

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Samurai Warrior Queens

In ancient Japan, honour and glory were reserved for male soldiers only, which makes the story of Takeko Nakano so remarkable. Not only was she a female Japanese warrior, but she was joined by several hundred other samurai warrior women, whose complete dedication and extensive suffering remains one of the world's great untold stories. The dramatised documentary charts Nakano's rise to become a martial arts master, her epic battle for her clans' independence, and how in today's martial arts schools, the spirit of Japan's female warriors continues to thrive.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Samurai Warrior Queens next on TV?

It's next showing on Smithsonian August 11th, 8:00pm and on Smithsonian August 11th, 11:00pm. See more...