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Onna-bugeisha

smartchickscommune: “ “Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi(samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the.

Samurai in Yokohama, ca. 1866 by Felice Beato. Rare photo of true samurai: a year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished.

Old Japan Comes to Life in Images From The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

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.

Sword Woman

“thekimonogallery: Respect for the sword. Japan Cutting through “Spiritually speaking, we sometimes use this motif of “cutting through”. Do not be surprised in meditation if you come through the.

伊藤博文 - Ito Hirobumi

1863 Hirobumi Ito, The Prime Minister of japan; he studied in the UK; was assassinated in An Chung-gun of the Korean in

Kendo Player, circa 1870's. 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.

), meaning “Way of The Sword”, is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with.

Japanese Imperial family's antique photograph.   Nabeshima Itsuko married and became Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko.   Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko & her daughters.   The dress which she wears is the thing which a husband gave it from France.   Meiji era. 1909.

Japanese Imperial family’s antique photograph. Nabeshima Itsuko married and became Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko. Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko & her daughters. The dress which she wears was obtained by her husband in France.

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