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Saegusa Shigeru before his execution at the Awadaguchi execution grounds outside of Kyoto, he was beheaded and his head was put on public display (sarashikubi) for his involvement in the attack on the delegation of the British Consul-General in Japan (Sir Harry Smith Parkes) to the Meiji Emperor, February 1868.

Saegusa Shigeru before his execution at the Awadaguchi execution grounds outside of Kyoto, he was beheaded and his head was put on public display (sarashikubi) for his involvement in the attack on the delegation of the British Consul-General in Japan (Sir Harry Smith Parkes) to the Meiji Emperor, February 1868.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.<-- just read the John Mann book about samurai's it was really good

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late just read the John Mann book about samurai's it was really good

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai  The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of Japanese aristocracy.

Samurai Crests great for graphic or embroidery patterns finally i found it :)

侍の芸術 (Arte Del Samurai)

Samurai crests / Japanese Kamon 家紋: Kamon are emblems used to identify a family (coats of arms) in Japan

Emperor Meiji of Japan. February 3, 1867 – July 30, 1912. When Meiji became Emperor of Japan at the age of 14, Japan was a primitive and isolated country. By the end of his reign, Japan was an industrial powerhouse. Meiji was a key player in making Japan a major world superpower.

He presided over a time of rapid change in the Empire of Japan, as the nation quickly changed from a feudal state to a capitalist and imperial world power, characterized by Japan's industrial revolution.

codeofbushido43: “ Prince Itō Hirobumi(伊藤 博文 16 October 1841 – 26 October 1909, also called Hirofumi/Hakubun and Shunsuke in his youth) was a samurai of Chōshū domain, Japanese statesman, four time Prime Minister of Japan (the 1st, 5th, 7th and...

“ Prince Itō Hirobumi(伊藤 博文 16 October 1841 – 26 October also called Hirofumi/Hakubun and Shunsuke in his youth) was a samurai of Chōshū domain, Japanese statesman, four time Prime Minister of Japan (the and.

Nakaoka Shintarō 1838 – 1867 was a samurai in Bakumatsu period Japan, and a close associate of Sakamoto Ryōma in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate

中岡慎太郎 Nakaoka Shintarō 1838 – 1867 was a samurai in Bakumatsu period Japan, and a close associate of Sakamoto Ryōma in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate.

Ikeda (Chikugo-no-kami) Nagaoki. (front row, left)  He was the head of the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe (Japanese:第2回遣欧使節), also called the Ikeda Mission, sent in 1863-1864 by the Tokugawa shogunate to negotiate the cancellation of the open-port status of Yokohama.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikeda_Nagaoki

Ikeda Nagaoki (front row, left) was the head of the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe also called the Ikeda Mission, sent in by the Tokugawa shogunate to negotiate the cancellation of the open-port status of Yokohama

Samurai, late 19th century

This is a cabinet card photograph of a Samurai warrior in full armor with swords and helmet c. mid The photo shows the Samurai with his Katana (long sword) tucked into his sash.

Samurai holding a revolver. Also see beautiful #3d art pics www.freecomputerdesktopwallpaper.com/w3d.shtml

mindcontrolexperiment: “ A Samurai posing with his katana and revolver, century.

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Onna-Bugeisha: Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan, 1800s

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I love the look of the nirayama jingasa, however it is providing difficult to find much information about them. There are leather styles of Jingasa that are cited as being period. Does anyone have

I love the look of the nirayama jingasa, however it is providing difficult to find much information about them. There are leather styles of Jingasa that are cited as being period.