Experience the rigid etiquette of the Emperor"s court¸ the delicate beautyof the tea ceremony and the savage pleasure of viewing the severed headsof your enemies. In this book¸ you"ll find:Character templates for samurai¸ ninja¸ warrior priests¸ geisha¸elemental sorcerers and more. Each template also features a samplecharacter ready for adventure!Racial packages for fox spirits¸ artifact spirits¸ long-necks and thevampiric gaki.Rules for Japanese magic¸ with new spells¸ new elemental colleges andnotes on Asian alchemy.New martial arts styles from weapon arts like Miyamoto Musashi"s NitoRyu (School of Two Swords) to bajutsu (horsemanship) andsuieijutsu (fighting in water) to the truly esoterickiaijutsu (spirit harmony techniques).Detailed background information on two historic eras¸ the Warring StatesPeriod (1467-1600) and the Late Tokugawa Era (1680-1868); the importantpeople¸ places and events are all here! You can stand on either side as the explorers from the West meet the ancient Empire of the Rising Sun. Magic and swordplay¸ power and poetry¸beauty and terror -- all await you in GURPS Japan¸ Second Edition!