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.

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.

Optimus Prime as Ancient Chinese Warrior by Zhangwang - Transformers

Six Dynasties Optimus Prime

#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

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

mariagilbertsartblog: ‎’Japanese Warrior Kashiwade no Hanoshi Kills a Tiger in Korea’ (1830–32) UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI.

mariagilbertsartblog: ‎’Japanese Warrior Kashiwade no Hanoshi Kills a Tiger in Korea’ (1830–32) UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI.

Ik had altijd wel iets met samurai armors, en ik vind deze persoonlijk echt heel mooi, ookal heeft het geen hoofd, en ik zou wel 1 van mn karakters in zo'n armor zien.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for April 20th 2012

Ik had altijd wel iets met samurai armors, en ik vind deze persoonlijk echt heel mooi, ookal heeft het geen hoofd, en ik zou wel 1 van mn karakters in zo'n armor zien.

Megatrends A/W 16/17 – ReMasterInspired by the Japanese samurai, clothes turn into modern-day armour. Designers are bringing a warrior feel to fashion, increasingly entrenched in the historical relevance of traditional samurai styling. Minimalist oversized silhouettes including the kimono, haori robe and wide-leg pants, worn by ancient Japanese warriors, are springing to the fore, again bridging the gap between past and future in unexpected, experimental ways.

Megatrends A/W 16/17 – ReMasterInspired by the Japanese samurai, clothes turn into modern-day armour. Designers are bringing a warrior feel to fashion, increasingly entrenched in the historical relevance of traditional samurai styling. Minimalist oversized silhouettes including the kimono, haori robe and wide-leg pants, worn by ancient Japanese warriors, are springing to the fore, again bridging the gap between past and future in unexpected, experimental ways.

Japanese fashion brand Trove sells samurai-inspired haori half-coats and hakamas with a touch of avant-garde.

Japanese fashion brand Trove sells samurai-inspired haori half-coats and hakamas with a touch of avant-garde.

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