The oath, written in cursive calligraphy, contains six promises.
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Divine punishment: Ninja oath uncovered in JapanJapanese researchers have uncovered a rare, centuries-old, ninja oath pledging never to divulge the secrets of their spying and sabotage skills on pain of divine retribution for generations. Written in cursive calligraphy, the oath contains six promises and was signed some 300 years ago by "Inosuke Kizu". Expressing gratitude to his superior for passing on "ninjutsu" or "the art of the ninja," Kizu pledged he would never pass the knowledge on even to his children or brothers and would never use it to steal unless so ordered.In his oath, the ninja acknowledges that if he broke the promises even by a little, he'd be punished by "big and small gods in more than 60 provinces across Japan" for generations to come.Inosuke, who submitted the oath, was the fifth head and last ninja from the Kizu family.
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