I nearly fell of my kitchen chair when I saw the headline Japanese town suffering a Ninja shortage, will pay $85,000 to anyone who wants to be one
Anyone who wants to be one? Would they take me?
Apparently the little town of Iga is the birthplace of the ninjas but, like most little towns across the world, the young people are moving to the bigger cities and, alas! – not enough ninjas.
The more I looked however, it looks as if the town wants Ninja ‘performers’.
I’ll get into training straight away as soon as I find something suitable to wear. Something large-ish to wear. Something very large to wear. One thing about ninja clothing, it’s loose around the middle, somewhat like myself.
In the meantime, I’ll study the techniques so admirably displayed by Shintaro. Who remembers Shintaro?