Medieval Weapons in Japanese

Medieval Weapons in Japanese: a KnightFor today’s lesson we’re going to take a brief look at some of the medieval weapons in Japanese; weapons that were used in Medieval Warfare, in Middle Ages.

In history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. During this time there was heavy armors and swords in the battlefield.

Meaning Kanji Kana Romaji
Bow and Arrow 弓矢 きゅうし, ゆみや kyuushi, yamiya
Bow ゆみ yumi
Arrow ya
Long bow 大弓 だいきゅう daikyuu
Arrow feathers 矢羽 やばね yabane
Sword 剣, 劍 つるぎ, けん tsurugi, ken
Shield たて tate
Spear やり yari
Lance ランス ransu
Battleaxe 戦斧 せんぷ, いくさおの senpu, ikusaono
Battlefield 戦場 せんじょう senjou
Armor よろい yoroi
Warrior’s Helmet 兜, 冑, 甲 かぶと kabuto
Armor and helmet 甲冑 かっちゅう kacchuu
Battle 戦闘 せんとう sentou