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 (a badge worn on the shoulder-plate) on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

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

Samurai with french-made Minié rifle and back mounted katana by Ueno Hikoma late (Boshin War) HistoryPorn

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 from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.<-- just read the John Mann book about samurai's it was really good

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late just read the John Mann book about samurai's it was really good

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.

Nakahara Naosuke (1832-68). This is a samurai from Satsuma, After assisting in the manufacturing of steam boats and kiriko glassware at Shuseikan in Satsuma Domain, he went to Tokyo and learned the canon gunnery from Egawa Tan'an. He eventually became the head of the Egawa School. After returning to Satsuma, he helped the navy to build canons. Unfortunately, he was killed in Nagaoka during the Boshin War.

Nakahara Naosuke (1832-68). This is a samurai from Satsuma, After assisting in the manufacturing of steam boats and kiriko glassware at Shuseikan in Satsuma Domain, he went to Tokyo and learned the canon gunnery from Egawa Tan'an. He eventually became the head of the Egawa School. After returning to Satsuma, he helped the navy to build canons. Unfortunately, he was killed in Nagaoka during the Boshin War.

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Samurai of the Chosyu clan, during the Boshin War period 戊辰戦争. The Boshin War was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the imperial court.

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

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late This is what the Last Samurai rebels really looked like, unlike the traditional fantasy portrayed by Hollywood.

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