No, Ninjas Do Not Wear Black

Photo by Abolfazl eslami on Unsplash

We all have the popular image of a ninja wearing all black costume. It’s pretty cool.

If you’re going to cosplay a ninja…

…it’s kind of a shame it’s not true.

Why Do We Think Ninjas Wore Black?

The answer? Kabuki theater. Kabuki theater had prop handlers who moved around the stage. They wore black so they would…



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