The last Samurai – Some rare photos of Japan in the 19th century (17 pics)




A series of rare photographs of the Samurai of Japan in the 19th century , taken between 1863 and 1900. These vintage hand-colorized photographs unveil the last samurai , whose class was outlawed and dissolved in 1868 with the restoration of the Meiji era and the end of feudalism. An awesome series discovered by  Retronaut . And if you like the Japan of the past, I also recommend you this amazing series of Geisha in swimsuit or these amazing pictures of Japan in the 19th century .

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