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Can't choose an online course to join amid pandemic? This ninja one might be just for you!04:45

Can't choose an online course to join amid pandemic? This ninja one might be just for you!

Japan, Odawara
January 31, 2021 at 13:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Odawara Castle hosts a live streaming program to allow viewers from around the world to meet a ninja instructor and learn the skills of the Japanese legendary art, as seen in Odawara on Saturday.

Ninja Master Instructor Hiroshi Jinkawa showcased the traditional ninja moves, weapons, and breathing techniques to an audience watching it online and unable to experience it in real life for now due to COVID pandemic restrictions.

"Since around February and March of last year, people were no longer able to come from abroad so we couldn't deliver our culture. We pondered about how we could do it again and thought about trying to do it online, so we started this tour," Jinkawa explained.

Online viewers were also given a tour of the castle.

"The online experience allows us to connect with more people around the world and it gives us a kind of more individual one-to-one, kind of personalised experience through being online. This allows us to do a live stream, to connect and comment and answer questions in real-time with a real ninja in Japan," detailed Jeffrey Garrish, CEO of Discover Japan and host of the live streaming.

So for all those thinking about joining an online class during the pandemic, the ninja one could be an unusual but a very educational option.

Can't choose an online course to join amid pandemic? This ninja one might be just for you!04:45
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Odawara Castle hosts a live streaming program to allow viewers from around the world to meet a ninja instructor and learn the skills of the Japanese legendary art, as seen in Odawara on Saturday.

Ninja Master Instructor Hiroshi Jinkawa showcased the traditional ninja moves, weapons, and breathing techniques to an audience watching it online and unable to experience it in real life for now due to COVID pandemic restrictions.

"Since around February and March of last year, people were no longer able to come from abroad so we couldn't deliver our culture. We pondered about how we could do it again and thought about trying to do it online, so we started this tour," Jinkawa explained.

Online viewers were also given a tour of the castle.

"The online experience allows us to connect with more people around the world and it gives us a kind of more individual one-to-one, kind of personalised experience through being online. This allows us to do a live stream, to connect and comment and answer questions in real-time with a real ninja in Japan," detailed Jeffrey Garrish, CEO of Discover Japan and host of the live streaming.

So for all those thinking about joining an online class during the pandemic, the ninja one could be an unusual but a very educational option.