Samurai in training (1860)

Samurai in training (1860)

A “colorised” photograph of Samurai in training (1860).

The samurai were a warrior class of premodern Japan. They later made up most of the ruling military class (c.1603-1867). They followed a strict moral code that governed their entire life. At the peak of their influence up to 10 percent of Japan’s population was samurai – including some women.

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