Rare Photographs Show The Last Samurai Of The 1800s

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   Četvrtak, 28 Travanj 2016 11:33

Forget Tom Cruise – you are about to see the real last samurai of the late 1800s. At this time, photography was just coming to Japan, and the samurai? After holding an elite position of military power for centuries, they were officially in decline. While warlords had once depended on them for their specialized training, the Meiji Restoration of 1868 consolidated the country under the rule of Emperor Meiji, who felt it was time to create a modernized, Western-style army.

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