Yasuke, the African Samurai


This picture shows a pair of long and short Japanese swords, made by Kawarabayashi Shukoku, during the Edo period, at a press preview of the World of Edo Dandyism exhibition at the Nezu Museum in Tokyo. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP / Getty Images

Japanese Daimyo Oda Nobunaga was fascinated by the mysterious, towering slave of a visiting Jesuit missionary, and soon this man, Yasuke, joined Nobunaga's court, eventually becoming a full-on samurai. Join the guys as they explore the strange life of the African-born samurai, Yasuke.