End of the Samurai: Stunning portraits of Japan’s warrior class /warning harakiri pic

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  1. Super Mario

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    The portraits are thought to have been taken in the late 1860s
    The Samurai had long been Japan's highest social caste
    Shortly afterwards, the Samurai was abolished by Emporer Meishi




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    This guy outfit is fabulous.



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    That is so gay.:coffee:
     
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    THis guy looks like he does not fuck around. Original Gangster


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    the machine gun was the end of the samurai; no bushido, no training, just pull the trigger and mow down an army of samurai bearing down on you.

    they still used katana in WWII; they thought it a superior weapon to the machine gun.

    it was not.
     
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    Oh God here comes Norman Know-It-All :words:
     
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    [video=youtube;4-_XANMleDc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-_XANMleDc[/video]

    :coffee:: :mario:
     
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    this isn't for you burger boy :fil:
     
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    can't listen at work, but played FFXI for years. literally.
     
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    Family meeting

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    Last hurrah: A group from the Satsuma clan are pictured during the Boshin War in 1868, shortly before the demise of the samurai
     
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    THe Italian and the Japanese Value Honor and Respect more than Any other culture . That is why we are so close and when I smile my eyes turn Japanese.
     
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    Respect: A pair of warriors take part in a traditional samurai ceremony. The samurai were bound by a set of Confucian influenced rules that came to be known as bushid¿
     
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    Seeing as how color photography didn't hit the mainstream market until the 1930's, it's unlikely that these are authentic
     
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    they actually fear shame more than they respect honor; they're a shame based society, while we are a guilt based society
     
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    you idiot THey can tell what colors are now of course not they were from like the old days.
     
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    Doomed: A kneeling samurai warrior understandably looks glum as he is about to take part in a ritual suicide ceremony
     
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    Warning turn away if you dont like Violence or stuff.


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    Ritual: A group of samurai pictured taking part in a ceremonial suicide known as harakiri, part of the bushido code which saw warriors disemboweled to fall with honour rather than be defeated by their enemy :sad:
     
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    You idiot thats a staged pic.