13
Aug
09

highlight film

I just picked up a new book called “Across the Nightingale Floor.” The book is nothing special; it’s really just kind of a trashy samurai / feudal Japan type story.

But one interesting thing about it is that the title comes from a real life object called a nightingale floor. A few even existed in famous Japanese castles. These were floors that were designed to make noise when someone tried to move across them. The practical effect was to prevent ninjas and other assassins from entering a castle silently and killing the lord within. Sweet.

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