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Close-up of katana koshirae. Russet-brown lacquered saya. Pierced Higo style tsuba of forged wrought iron. Tsuka wrapped with brown silk ito over same. By Michael Bell. #dragonflyforge #sword #katana #japanesesword #martialarts #swordsmith #bladesmith #forge #collectables #handcrafted #art #luxurygiftsformen #giftsformen #uniquegifts
art-of-swords: “Mounting for a Tachi type Sword • Dated: Edo period, 17th century • Culture: Japanese • Measurements: overall 109.5 x 15.5 cm (43 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.) • Medium: silk, leather, gold Tsunagi...
A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.
Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the cross