I finally found one!
After nearly a year of honing my instincts from living in Japan I have finally been able to see my first Ninja! He was headed towards Himeji castle, and I feel that I should have done something, but I knew I was no match after I saw a concerned citizen attack. Within the time it took for the citizen to take his attack stance, the ninja had drawn his sword.
It was one of those powerful moments that confirm that the world is badass….