Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise

Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

Ik had altijd wel iets met samurai armors, en ik vind deze persoonlijk echt heel mooi, ookal heeft het geen hoofd, en ik zou wel 1 van mn karakters in zo'n armor zien.

Art & Design Inspiration Fix for April 20th 2012

Ik had altijd wel iets met samurai armors, en ik vind deze persoonlijk echt heel mooi, ookal heeft het geen hoofd, en ik zou wel 1 van mn karakters in zo'n armor zien.

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise  The portraits are thought to have been taken in the late 1860s The Samurai had long been Japans highest social caste Shortly afterwards, the Samurai was abolished by Emporer Meishi

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise

End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class captures men at the height of their power before 19th century demise The portraits are thought to have been taken in the late 1860s The Samurai had long been Japans highest social caste Shortly afterwards, the Samurai was abolished by Emporer Meishi

Sign of Spring -Toko Shinoda (b. 1913), calligrapher is known as a master of the intricate manner of writing tracing back 3000 years. She began creating abstract work in 1947. A two-year stay in New York in the 1950s introduced her to the work of abstract expressionists and inspired her to go beyond the traditional boundaries of controlled calligraphy and use expansive, dynamic brush strokes (...) slashing across the paper’s surface, carving out a landscape inhabited by both warrior and…

Sign of Spring -Toko Shinoda (b. 1913), calligrapher is known as a master of the intricate manner of writing tracing back 3000 years. She began creating abstract work in 1947. A two-year stay in New York in the 1950s introduced her to the work of abstract expressionists and inspired her to go beyond the traditional boundaries of controlled calligraphy and use expansive, dynamic brush strokes (...) slashing across the paper’s surface, carving out a landscape inhabited by both warrior and…

This goddess is called 妙音天女 or 辩才天女 in China,and Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten is the Goddess of everything that flows: Water, Words, Speech, Eloquence, Music and by extension, Knowledge. This photo is from a role in Beijing Opera

This goddess is called 妙音天女 or 辩才天女 in China,and Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten is the Goddess of everything that flows: Water, Words, Speech, Eloquence, Music and by extension, Knowledge. This photo is from a role in Beijing Opera

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…

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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 […]

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