Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

20 RARE Color Photos Of Samurai From The 19th Century.

Samurai warriors are draped in mystery. These brave fighters lived by a code of conduct knowns as Bushido. Their system followed strict practices on loyalty, sincerity, righteousness, and protecting their honour. The samurais lived in Japan as early as the 10th century until the end of the feudal system in the 19th century.

The masters of martial arts and weaponry are being given a new and different perspective. Ancient photos have been brought back to life through hand-colour, depicting the remaining warriors in the late 1800’s.

Samurai swords or katanas were the most common and popular weapons used by these warriors.

Samurai swords or katanas were the most common and popular weapons used by these warriors.

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The armour was as much about their protection, spirituality, and glamour.

The armour was as much about their protection, spirituality, and glamour.

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The armour varied depending on whether the warrior fought while on a horse or on foot.

The armour varied depending on whether the warrior fought while on a horse or on foot.

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Japanese society adopted the samurai code of honour as their own.

Japanese society adopted the samurai code of honour as their own.

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Samurais were admired for their intricate and elaborate apparel. Their uniforms heavily influenced Japanese fashion.

Samurais were admired for their intricate and elaborate apparel. Their uniforms heavily influenced Japanese fashion.

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Source: Mashable

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