Showing Tag: "samurai photography" (Show all posts)

Nagoya Castle

Posted by on Friday, August 30, 2019, In : Photography 

Nagoya Castle, home and possibly the birth place of Oda Nobunaga which was later restored by Tokugawa Ieyasu.


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Nagasaki Magistrate

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Photography 

Samurai magistrate from Nagasaki (c.1863).

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Gret Scott - Samurai Judoka

Posted by on Saturday, December 26, 2015, In : Photography 

Photo taken by Rosemary Matthews in 1958 of Gret Scott, a 24 year old Judo instructor at the Penge Academy of Judo and at the time, Britain's only female exponent of Kendo. In this picture, Scott is seen cleaning her 300 year old samurai sword.

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Samurai in Armour

Posted by on Thursday, November 19, 2015, In : Photography 

Samurai warriors (1870) wearing kusari katabira (chain armour jackets), kusari zunin (chain armour hoods) and hachi gane (forehead protectors) while holding naginata (pole weapon with blade attached).

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Female Samurai

Posted by on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Photography 

An example of a female warrior of the samurai class (onna-bugeisha).

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Samurai at the Sphinx

Posted by on Thursday, May 15, 2014, In : Photography 

In 1864, a group of samurai diplomats travelled to France in order to negotiate for the renewed isolation of Japan, a mission that was destined to fail. En route, they visited Egypt and posed for a photographer to produce this unique picture of a group of samurai warriors in full gear, standing in front of the Giza Sphinx.

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Samurai of the Edo Period

Posted by on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Photography 

A group of samurai warriors dressed in traditional costume photographed towards the end of the Edo Period in the 19th century.
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Takasugi Shinsaku

Posted by on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : Photography 

Takasugi Shinsaku, a Kendo practitioner from 19th Century Japan

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