Boshin war era samurai, the one on the right has a sode jirushi on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

Boshin war era samurai, the one on the right has a sode jirushi on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

Boshin War uniforms   日本の軍装 -幕末から日露戦争- Japanese Military Uniforms 1841~1929

Boshin War uniforms 日本の軍装 -幕末から日露戦争- Japanese Military Uniforms 1841~1929

Samurai with western style rifle and back mounted sword by Ueno Hikoma late 1860s (possibly the Boshin war).

Samurai with western style rifle and back mounted sword by Ueno Hikoma late 1860s (possibly the Boshin war).

Boshin war era samurai, he is holding a spear (yari), his sword is in a shoulder carry sword belt and wearing a wig worn by samurai officers during the Boshin war, the "Red bear" (赤熊, Shaguma) wigs indicate officers from Tosa Jinshotai (迅衝隊), the "White bear" (白熊, Haguma) wigs officers from Chōshū.

Boshin war era samurai, he is holding a spear (yari), his sword is in a shoulder carry sword belt and wearing a wig worn by samurai officers during the Boshin war, the "Red bear" (赤熊, Shaguma) wigs indicate officers from Tosa Jinshotai (迅衝隊), the "White bear" (白熊, Haguma) wigs officers from Chōshū.

Last of the real-life female samurai": Nakano Takeko (中野 竹子, 1847-1868) ~ a female warrior (女武芸者, onna-bugeisha, "one who practiced the art of war"), who fought and died during the Boshin War. She was trained in the martial, literary, calligraphy and other arts and worked with her adoptive father as a martial arts instructor during the 1860s. During the Battle of Aizu (part of the Boshin War) in autumn 1868

Last of the real-life female samurai": Nakano Takeko (中野 竹子, 1847-1868) ~ a female warrior (女武芸者, onna-bugeisha, "one who practiced the art of war"), who fought and died during the Boshin War. She was trained in the martial, literary, calligraphy and other arts and worked with her adoptive father as a martial arts instructor during the 1860s. During the Battle of Aizu (part of the Boshin War) in autumn 1868

Samurai from the Satsuma clan wearing Western style clothes, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan wearing Western style clothes, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

Samurai wearing Western style clothing including suspenders and shoulder carry sword belt, he is holding a muchi (whip), Boshin war era, ca. 1867-1869.

Samurai wearing Western style clothing including suspenders and shoulder carry sword belt, he is holding a muchi (whip), Boshin war era, ca. 1867-1869.

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