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Colored Photos of the last Samurai’s from the 18th Century

Samurai have left such an impact on Japanese history that people from all over the world incorporate them in their movies and games. They are known for their utmost discipline and loyalty.

They first appeared on historical records in the tenth century and gained more reputation through their amazing skills in the field of archery, swordsmanship, and horse riding.


Even though the real samurai with their proper swords and armor is very hard if not impossible to find these days, photos of these glorious military classes are still around for us to witness.


Old photos are generally black and white in color and don’t really let us appreciate the true colors of the magnificent era. However, people have tried recoloring these old photos to revitalize them. Similarly, we here have brought some hand-colorized photos of these great protectors of the Emperors that were dissolved in the late 18th century.
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After adding colors to these images, it brings life to these images. We could have never known what color these historic men used to wear but now we can at least visualize their clothes.

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Samurai and samurai culture may have been excessively romanticized since the 18th century as the epitome of chivalry and honor but there are many examples of them displaying great courage and loyalty to their masters, in particular, even committing ritual suicide in the event of defeat or death of their lord.

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