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My father in law's father was, also, reportedly Samurai. It was said that he left Japan in the late 1800s because Samurai had their land and status taken from them. Whether that is true I have been unable to confirm. He did have a wife and son in Japan. I don't know if his wife died and family kept the son, but his first son did move to California as an adult. By the time he found his half sibling he was elderly. I met him in the 1970s on his first visit to us. He did not speak very good English and bowed repeatedly. He was a sweet man and I wish that I could fine his family.
We do have a photograph, by the way, of Junochiti Matsushita in Samurai armor. I understand that offspring of Samurai had studio portraits taken in such. However, it was also popular for anyone to do so. Much like dressing as a cowboy or any other romanticized character in this country.
The design is really old, now if wearing, people will be laughing.
she looks fierce.
A rare photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. 1870s.
Rare Photo of True Samurai, ca. 1866 by Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai class were abolished.
Blackfoot Warrior with Sword
Samurai Armor - Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542 - 1616) was the last feudal warlord, he began the peace for Japan for 260 years. Known as a intellectual samurai with persistent ploy.
c. late 1800s Japan: "Female Samurai"
変り兜/Kawari-Kabuto: Kabuto (兜, 冑) is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan.
兜 (Samurai Helmet) A Kabuto is a helmet used with traditional Japanese armor usually worn by the samurai class. They were an important part of the Bushi equipment and played a symbolic role, as well.