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January 18, 2014

Photos of Samurai [including of Women] [Adult only]

Samurai, 1881 by Franz Stillfried (i.imgur.com)

Samurai, 1866. Photograph by Felice Beato. (i.imgur.com)

A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished. (i.imgur.com)
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Wow of the Day: First photo is graphic, this blog is for adults only.

For more: Meditation in Action: the art of Kyudo.

Some of these photos are of old timey tourists pretending to be samurai. A few are of Kabuki actors/actresses dressed up.

Many photos above in slideshow.

For the story of a real Samurai in our lifetime:

Kyudo: Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, the XX Imperial Bowmaker to the Emperor of Japan.

Sacred Art Installation: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche & Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, XX…

 

Relephant Reads:

A Buddhist Poem via an Anonymous Samurai.

My Inherited Archetype: The Warrior.

 

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