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Japanese coin armor, a form of tatami (foldable) armor constructed with coins sewn to a leather backing.

Japanese coin armor, a form of tatami (foldable) armor constructed with coins sewn to a leather backing.

This Friendship Doll is Miss Ibaraki, also known as Kasumi Tsukuba. She represents Ibaraki Prefecture, located in central eastern Honshu, and is named for two of the prefecture’s most famous landmarks: Lake Kasumigaura and Mount Tsukuba. Like the other prefectural Friendship Dolls, she was made by the Yoshitoku Doll Company in Tokyo.

This Friendship Doll is Miss Ibaraki, also known as Kasumi Tsukuba. She represents Ibaraki Prefecture, located in central eastern Honshu, and is named for two of the prefecture’s most famous landmarks: Lake Kasumigaura and Mount Tsukuba. Like the other prefectural Friendship Dolls, she was made by the Yoshitoku Doll Company in Tokyo.

Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains […]

Onna-Bugeisha: Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan, 1800s

Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains […]

Onna-bugeisha was a female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside Samurai men. They were members of the Bushi (Samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war.

Onna-Bugeisha: Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan, 1800s

Onna-bugeisha was a female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside Samurai men. They were members of the Bushi (Samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war.

With their husbands in combat almost continuously, 16th century samurai women provided for the defense of their homes and children. Their wa...

With their husbands in combat almost continuously, 16th century samurai women provided for the defense of their homes and children. Their wa...

Japanese Antique Doll Magazine Gofun Ichimatsu Gosho Kokeshi Saga Hina Clay | eBay

Japanese antique doll magazine gofun ichimatsu gosho kokeshi saga hina clay

Japanese Antique Doll Magazine Gofun Ichimatsu Gosho Kokeshi Saga Hina Clay | eBay

Sosaku Ningyo - Art in Focus - Antique Japanese Dolls | Detail: "General of Cherry and Plum Blossoms," Hirata Gôyô II, 1936, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Sosaku Ningyo - Art in Focus - Antique Japanese Dolls | Detail: "General of Cherry and Plum Blossoms," Hirata Gôyô II, 1936, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Living Treasure of Japan, Kiju Fukuda (1932~1997), embroidery artist of kimono 福田喜重(人間国宝)

National Living Treasure of Japan, Kiju Fukuda (1932~1997), embroidery artist of kimono 福田喜重(人間国宝)

HAGOITA GEISHA Hand Painted Vintage JAPANESE WOOD PADDLE SILK KIMONO Doll Art

HAGOITA GEISHA Hand Painted Vintage JAPANESE WOOD PADDLE SILK KIMONO Doll Art

Colonel Yukata by ~DavidinJapan on deviantART|As I was walking around the Kyoto shopping area, I came across the KFC and saw Colonel Sanders wearing a yukata and holding a watermelon (traditional Japanese summer food).

Colonel Yukata by ~DavidinJapan on deviantART|As I was walking around the Kyoto shopping area, I came across the KFC and saw Colonel Sanders wearing a yukata and holding a watermelon (traditional Japanese summer food).

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai  The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…