flabergastertron: qsy-complains-a-lot: the sexiest pieces of Western European armor, the Savoyard helms.a type of closed burgonet in use in the XVIIth century, it was also called the death’s head helmet in German and the Tête de cul in French {{citation needed}} Lordy!

the sexiest pieces of Western European armor, the Savoyard helms.a type of closed burgonet in use in the XVIIth century, it was also called the death’s head helmet in German and the Tête de cul in French {{citation needed}} Lordy!

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise The portraits are thought to have been taken in the late 1860s The Samurai had long been Japans highest social caste Shortly afterwards, the Samurai was abolished by Emporer Meishi

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

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

Helmet of Emperor Charles V (1500-58) - 1862 photo by Charles Clifford. S)

Charles Clifford / The British Library, Helmet of the Emperor Charles V, in the Royal Armoury, Madrid, Photography was very quickly seen by the Victorians as a means of disseminating copies of paintings and other works of art for educational.

Catfish-Tail (Namazuo) KAWARI KABUTO (Samurai's helmet), Edo period (17th-18th century) Japan

Edo period century) An eight-plate shiinari (“acorn”-shape) helmet bowl built up into a tall namazuo, or “catfish tail,” shape with wood, papier mâché lacquered silver over a black ground, a.

Samurai & His Wife (?) (Japanese, Japan)

thekimonogallery: “ Dressing in samurai armor. to Japan. Unknown photographer ”- The wife of the Samurai is helping him with his armor.

Samurai holding a gun.

Despite being known for their swordsmanship, many samurai also carried guns.

Made in 1775 by Fujita Ohmino-kami fujiwara Tsuguhira (藤田近江守藤原継平)

Made in 1775 by Fujita Ohmino-kami fujiwara Tsuguhira (藤田近江守藤原継平)

坂本龍馬 Ryoma Sakamoto

和洋折衷 “Wayousechu” Blending Japan and The West

Tokugawa Yoshinobu, October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913 was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

Tokugawa Yoshinobu, October 1837 – November 1913 was the and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was.

Sword type known as a Nagamaki Naoshi. Nagamaki Naoshi are swords that were originally known as a Nagamaki. Nagamaki were long in form (Sometimes over 40” cutting edge length), especially during the mid 1300’s (Nanbokucho). Many were modified to be used as wakizashi and uchi gatana after the Muromachi period. There are many of high grade manufacture, main Schools such as the Bizen Ichimonji produced quite a few of these Nagamaki type. Length of cutting edge - 43 cm

Sword type known as a Nagamaki Naoshi. Nagamaki Naoshi are swords that were…

A shōgun (将軍) literally, "military commander" was often one of the hereditary military governors of Japan from 1192 to 1867. In this period, the shōguns, or their shikken regents (1203–1333), were the de facto rulers of Japan though they were nominally appointed by the emperor. The modern rank of shōgun is equivalent to a generalissimo. Although the original meaning of "shogun" is simply a "general".

A scene from "The Last Samurai". What a warrior would have looked like. Intimidating on a horse! I can't imagine the fear common people would have had if they had done anything to anger a Samurai.

Katsu would be responsible for convincing the final Tokugawa Shogun to surrender . in doing so he both saved Japan from further bloodshed and saved the Tokugawa family from utter destruction. he would also be the founder of the new Japan navy. although he was vividly against Japan's turn towards imperialism.

Katsu would be responsible for convincing the final Tokugawa Shogun to surrender…

幕臣 榎本武揚

Viscount Enomoto Takeaki was a samurai and admiral of the Tokugawa navy of Bakumatsu period Japan, who remained faithful to the Tokugawa shogunate who fought against the new Meiji government until the end of the Boshin War.

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