THE LEGENDARY NINJA has long been a favorite subject of Japanese artists. For centuries, painters of the highest distinction have devoted some of their most famous works to this endlessly fascinating subject. Here we present a small but typical selection of paintings in this genre.

Kaneko Kinryo, Ninja Walking His Dog.

Anonymous, Ninja with Goose.

Anonymous, The Celebrated Ninja Ashiku Kurahashi and His Wife Betsy.

Kinoshita Itsuun, Group Portrait, Sixth Ninja Regiment.

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  1. Fine examples of How not to be seen.

  2. I think I recognize one of those guys.

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  4. Ooh, I almost saw a shadow in the first picture!

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