Samurai del clan Satsuma durante la guerra Boshin, (1868-1869) by Felice Beato

Mais de 500 anos depois das viagens lendárias e das descobertas do mercador Marco Polo, um outro cidadão nascido em Veneza t...

Training of the Shogunate troops by the first French military mission to Japan (1867–68) just before the Boshin War (1868–1869), which led to the Meiji Restoration.

Training of the Shogunate troops by the first French military mission to Japan (1867–68) just before the Boshin War (1868–1869), which led to the Meiji Restoration.

Supostamente, a onna-bugeisha Nakano Takeko (1847-1868), uma guerreira samurai nascida no período Edo que lutou na Guerra Boshin nos últimos dias da restauração Meiji.

Supostamente, a onna-bugeisha Nakano Takeko uma guerreira samurai nascida no período Edo que lutou na Guerra Boshin nos últimos dias da restauração Meiji.

Mishima expresses xenophobic ideas in the novel and I assumed that his opinion was shared by most of Japan, especially its samurai warriors, so this photo of a samurai warrior with a Western style revolver surprises me. Maybe the samurai were not as opposed to foreign influence as Mishima was.

Mishima expresses xenophobic ideas in the novel and I assumed that his opinion was shared by most of Japan, especially its samurai warriors, so this photo of a samurai warrior with a Western style revolver surprises me. Maybe the samurai were not as opposed to foreign influence as Mishima was.

Nakano Takeko was a 19th century onna-bugeisha or Japanese female warrior samurai who was fully trained in the martial arts and who remains one of only a few true female warrior samurai in all of the history of Japan. Takeko fought against the Japanese Imperial Army in the Boshin War, serving with great distinction until she took a bullet to the chest. She then ordered her sister to behead her and bury it, denying her enemy the privilege.

Top 10: Legendary Female Warriors

Nakano Takeko was a 19th century onna-bugeisha or Japanese female warrior samurai who was fully trained in the martial arts and who remains one of only a few true female warrior samurai in all of the history of Japan. Takeko fought against the Japanese Imperial Army in the Boshin War, serving with great distinction until she took a bullet to the chest. She then ordered her sister to behead her and bury it, denying her enemy the privilege.

The Last Shogun – First Shots of the Boshin War

The Last Shogun – First Shots of the Boshin War

In 1868, the Boshin civil war broke out in Japan between forces who wanted to return power to the emperor and those who wanted to keep the shogun.

Japan's Boshin War: End of the Shogun

In 1868, the Boshin civil war broke out in Japan between forces who wanted to return power to the emperor and those who wanted to keep the shogun.

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