When Danny was sixteen, he started collecting Japanese swords. But after he saw The Last Samurai as an adult, he knew swords weren& enough. He wanted his own suit of samurai armor. So, he spent two years of his life making one.
Samurai art of drawing a sword ~ Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
Samurai wearing armor and holding a naginata, photographed by T. Enami under the skylights of his Yokohama studio about 120 years ago in old Meiji-era Japan. Nobukuni Enami 江南 信國 was the real name of Yokohama photographer T.
Okita Sōji (沖田総司 1842 or 1844 – July was the captain of the first unit of the Shinsengumi, a special police force in Kyoto during the late shogunate period. He was one of the best swordsmen of the Shinsengumi.
) (May 1840 – December was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Satsuma Domain as its and final lord. During his tenure, much of the political power in Satsuma was held by his father, Hisamitsu.