Samurai

Samurai or "One who serves” - trained by hard drill and always prepared for death. This board highlights several European collections featuring content related to the samurai culture.
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A samurai looks on as a giant frog runs over the menials by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847-1848. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

A samurai looks on as a giant frog runs over the menials by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847-1848. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Nagasaki, Japan: the Daion-ji Temple photographed by Felice Beato, c.1868. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Nagasaki, Japan: the Daion-ji Temple photographed by Felice Beato, c.1868. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Samurai Aoyama and the ghost Okiku by Toyohara Kunichika, 1892. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

Samurai Aoyama and the ghost Okiku by Toyohara Kunichika, 1892. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

Doll... by Takashimaya, 1900. Amsterdam Museum, CC BY

Doll... by Takashimaya, 1900. Amsterdam Museum, CC BY

Four actors at a shrine by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847-1850. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Four actors at a shrine by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847-1850. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Ichikawa Ebizô V as samurai by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, c.1830-c.1835. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

Ichikawa Ebizô V as samurai by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, c.1830-c.1835. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

The mirror polisher by Katsushika Hokusai, c.1800 - c.1810. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

The mirror polisher by Katsushika Hokusai, c.1800 - c.1810. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

A samurai in formal dress with a drawn dagger and an inset of Edo Castle, 1900s. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

A samurai in formal dress with a drawn dagger and an inset of Edo Castle, 1900s. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Tadanori by Kamisaka Sekka, 1909. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

Tadanori by Kamisaka Sekka, 1909. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

Samurai in a hail of arrows, sheltering beneath a battle standard, in a desperate last stand by Kuniyoshi, 1857. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

Samurai in a hail of arrows, sheltering beneath a battle standard, in a desperate last stand by Kuniyoshi, 1857. The Wellcome Library, CC BY

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