This is from a ninja promotional video. That’s right, a ninja promotional video from a ninja tourist association. No, really.
The video below is from the Igaryu Ninja Tourism Promotion Council. The group has a website and really wants you to visit its museum in Iga, Japan. Ninja tourism!
I’ve been to Iga — I have family in Mie Prefecture. The area has certainly embraced the shinobi, because of the history Iga has as a real ninja stronghold and because, today, the ninja mythos now drives the local tourist industry — even if it’s not always 100 per cent accurate.