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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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Usui Matagoro slays a giant white monkey in the mountains of Hida, ca. 1834-35 by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Stunning Medieval Fantasy Art by Yang Qi

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Netsuke

Japanese carved wood netsuke, Victoria and Albert Museum storage collection- an Oni with a mask of Shojo

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Demon Mask Japanese Oni (Antique White Finish)

Oni Mask in Antique White Finish by FAUSTandCOMPANY on Etsy, $165.00

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Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits

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Picked up by CGchips. 2D,3DCG tutorials and 3Dprinter news site. http://cgchips.com/

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Artist: Yoshitoshi (36 Ghosts) Date: ca 1889 Size/Format: Oban, Tate-e (13.5" x 9.25") Description: Minamoto no Yorimitsu striking at the ground spider Series: 36 Ghosts Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi

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