This is Yamaoka Tesshu. He is portrayed along with 9 other samurai for their ability to take a good looking picture. I like these pictures because I think it is neat to see that real samurai are real people.
The highly regarded Jakonins belonged to the fourth class of 8 classes social system and formed the soldieres of the class (the nobility) as their vassals. Photograph by Wilhelm Burger (No. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)