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Samurai wearing jingasa and kamishimo. Hakama 袴 'trousers' traditionally formed part of an outfit called a kamishimo (上下 or 裃), worn by samurai and courtiers Vintage and Antique Oriental Finds #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.


Leaves and Bird Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink on silk


Japanese Art. Samurai Woodblock Print Reproductions: Samurai on horseback with a sword by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, c. 1848. Fine Art Print

Welcome to the tumbling site of Alternate Histories. Contained within are works of monsters, robots, & zombies, as well as other unaltered vintage images of interest. To see our entire catalog of...


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.