Once You See These Rare Historical Photos, You’ll Never Forget Them, Especially #14. Wow.
Samurai 1860-1880 The nineteenth century saw the demise of the Samurai statesmen in Japan. The cost of maintaining highly trained armies to defend themselves in civil conflicts became cost prohibitive. Prior to becoming politically activated the Samurai were some of the most proficient fighting machines in the known world. They had a culture based on honor, which they revered.
Samurai "It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. It is the same for anything that is called a Way. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all ways and be more and more in accord with his own." ~ Hagakure