Vintage Photographs Featuring Japan’s Last Samurais

For us, samurais have always been in the category of ‘the original badasses’ and while the military class was completely eliminated by the end of the 19th century, our fascination towards these mysterious warriors have never ceased. The Japanese soldiers operated on ‘bushido’; a code of honor based on Confucianism and Zen Buddhism emphasizing martial fearlessness, discipline, loyalty, and general kindness. Get a glimpse of the uniformed warriors in these vintage photographs taken between 1863 and 1900, digitally restored and colorized by Retronaut.

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