In feudal times, the samurai's wife, or okugatasama (literally: the one who stays at home), looked after the children and chores, and defend the house from thieves and invaders while her husband was away in State or clan battles.
Value (SEVEN OF CLUBS) - Samurai.), literally "military scholar road": Japanese word for Way of Samurai Life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry.~Via Samuraiantiqueworld Indo-Persianantiqueworld ~Via Dennis Benelliman
Yumi (弓?) is the Japanese term for bows, and includes the longer daikyū (大弓?) and the shorter hankyū (半弓?) used in the practice of kyūdō, or Japanese archery. The yumi was an important weapon of the samurai warrior during the feudal period of Japan
thekimonogallery: Rare photo of true samurai, circa Japan, by photographer Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished, and with it the Japanese feudal system.