Japanese this seems to be a Geisha. A long tradition in Japan. Geisha's are women whom learn to entertain, dance, play an instrument, the tea ceremony, and be the life of the party when at events organized by Japanese men back in the early still p
"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.
Nobukuni Enami 江南 信國 was the real name of Yokohama photographer T. Here he is holding a war fan in a moment of repose during a "Self Portrait" photo shoot that included this shot as well.Okay more samurai then ninja but cool pic
The Samurai of Tyrakawa are an elite band of warriors who give up their old lives to become part of an ancient order of warriors. They stick to their own Code of Honor and are often found among the courts of Lords as advisors or bodyguards.