- Aug 2009
What is your point? I can talk about lots of hypotheticals that don't prove anything as well. I see no reason to do that in the context of a historical discussion.You're going to cause a lot less suspicion in a well planned disguise (such as a low ranking samurai, monk, etc.) than you will running about in black PJs.
I do have quite a bit of experience in this. Camoflauge is the best. If you are going with solid colors, grey is the best. Which has absolutely nothing to do with the historical aspect of what ninjas wore.Go out to the countryside (if you have the chance) at night with a friend who is wearing all black, and see if you can spot them. It's not too hard, as black will leave an outline against the sky.
Thanks for the refrence.You might want to read Bushido or Bull by Karl Friday. You can find it here. Even feel free to contact him. Here's his page at the UGA Website. Karl Friday
In this respective field, he is much better than Stephen Turnbull. (Turnbull himself is great for getting started, Karl Friday, Thomas Conlan, Jacques Papinot, Joseph Needham, among others are much better for delving deeper.) I'd also recommend reading his interview on the Samurai Archives Forum, he really is something.