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A Japanese general, circa 1865. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

Three samurai warriors in armour, circa (Photo by Kusakabe Kimbei) A Japanese general, circa (Photo by Hulton Archive) .

The women of the samurai had as main role to look after the house. This was especially crucial in the ' feudal times , when the husbands were often away fighting in other States or engaged in clan battles. His wife, or okugatasama (literally: the one who stays at home), as well as look after the children and chores, he was often having to physically defend the house from thieves and invaders. For this reason, many women of the samurai class were trained skillful use of a weapon in the…

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.

"Tomoe Gozen" She was a female warrior who was believed to have fought and survived the Genpei War.

巴御前 "Tomoe Gozen" She was a female warrior who was believed to have fought and survived the Genpei War.

Meiji-era (100+ yrs ago) Japan Pics

明治時代に撮影された日本人にロックがみなぎってる件

Japanese albumen (which means it was made using egg whites .smelly process, but beautiful)

Don't Get On The Bad Side Of These Badass Samurai Women

vintage everyday: Woman Samurai Warrior – 12 Rare Vintage Photos of Japanese Ladies with Their Katana Swords

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The japanese prostitute, "baishunfu", would dress themselves like Geisha in order to attract costumers. Notice the difference. The baishunfu has a large assortment of hair accessories (over the top), and her obi unties in the front.

Awa Kenzo (1880–1939), Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel's cult classic "Zen in the Art of Archery" in 1953. ~ETS #archery #zen

“ Awa Kenzo Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel’s cult classic “Zen in the Art of Archery” in “ お父さん.

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.

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise

), 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 kenjut

A Geisha dressed in the Genroku style showing her obi, 1905. Her obi tied in the Kichiya-musubi style, a knot named after Kamimura Kichiya (or Uemura Kichiya I) who was a popular Kabuki actor during the Genroku period

- A Geisha dressed in the Genroku style, fashionable among Tokyo Geisha around She is showing her obi, tied in the Kichiya-musubi style, a knot named after Kamimura Kichiya (or Uemura Kichiya I) who was a popular Kabuki Actor during the Genroku period

GEISHA LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS (7) -- Posthumously Awarded Full Membership in Flickr

GEISHA LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS (7) -- Posthumously Awarded Full Membership in Flickr

It hand-tinted albumen print was taken in the 1880s by a relatively obscure but active photographer named YAMAMOTO.

Quite a beautiful image of a Geisha (or older Maiko) posing for a "domestic scene". It's hand-tinted albumen print was taken in the by a relatively obscure but active photographer named YAMAMOTO.

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