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Extremely Rare And Fascinating Photos Of The Last Samurai From 1800s

Extremely Rare And Fascinating Photos Of The Last Samurai From 1800s

You're about to see some extremely rare portraits of the very last samurai dating back to the 1800s. The samurai had ruled feudal Japan for around 700 years at the time.

So who exactly where they? Essentially they were the military arm of the nobility of the day. They were all trained in military tactics and grand strategy, each following a stringent set of rules and a strict moral code that would later be called 'bushidō.' The founding principles of Bushidō were a combination of steadfast loyalty, frugality, martial arts mastery and honor until death.

Interestingly enough, whilst samurai accounted for less than 10% of Japan's population during that era - their influence, teachings and methodology lives in through modern day Japanese martial arts.

Before you go, don't forget to check out the Samurai women plus these modern day and kick-ass Samurai hoodies are a must-see!

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