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End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise

Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

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End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise

#Samurai clutching katana. The Samurai was the highest social caste until it was abolished as part of the Meiji reforms in the late 19th century

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You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.

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Katana. I've always been fascinated by swords; the skill needed to avoid the icy heat of your opponents blade while wielding your own is the ultimate dance.

Nakaya fountain pen. These exquisite Japanese fountain pens are all handmade with delicate precision. Comes with a hefty price tag but certainly a worthwhile investment for someone with a fondness for ornate pens. #fountainpen #stationery

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Tattoo Ideas & Inspiration - Japanese Art | Kuniyoshi: Kosonsho conjures a fierce wind with his magic sword. Part of "The Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, One by One", ca 1830 | #Japanese #Warrior #Snake

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