The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection will share fascinating new stories and facts about the samurai with #MuseumWeek on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter from June 19 through June 25. #MuseumWeek is known as the first worldwide cultural event on social media and each year it takes on a different theme. The Samurai Collection joins museums from around the world in showcasing this year's theme of #womenMW, a dedication to all women - past, present, and future. 

Samurai women have a particularly interesting history. In fact, women were some of the fiercest samurai warriors and made significant impacts on the history of Japan. To kick off #MuseumWeek, here are five of the most interesting facts that you probably didn't know about women of fuedal Japan and The Samurai Collection. For more, follow The Samurai Collection! 

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