The last Samurai – Some rare photos of Japan in the 19th century

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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