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1st December 2002, 04:40
I have read in one of Massaki Hatsumi's books that he turned away from the ninja image because some people dressed up as ninjas and commited crimes. I was wondering if anyone knows where i can find information on this subject.

1st December 2002, 09:47
Which? Sensei turning away from the Ninja Image, or people commiting crimes with tabi & balaklava?

1st December 2002, 18:42
guys putting on ninja costumes and commiting crimes

The Tengu
2nd December 2002, 04:04
I do not believe Hatsumi Sensei meant that members of the Bujinkan dressed up as ninja to commit crimes.

I think this is a general statement saying that there have been people who dressed like ninja and commited crimes.

It is quite common for the media to portray any criminal wearing a black t-shirt and a ski mask as a ninja, like here http://www.news-journalonline.com/2002/Nov/19/AREA10.htm here http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/local/4615442.htm and here http://vh80299.vh8.infi.net/html/387C830E-1A4F-44B7-94A9-1C9790ECAA1B.shtml for example.