The last of the Samurai warriors in photos

The art of Samurai warfare is now an extinct cultural practice, but was one of the most practiced martial art types in Japan, even up to the 19th century. With the Meiji Restoration, the political balance of “The Land of The Rising Sun” shifted, and the monarchy gained control. The Samurai practices were met with a very powerful military force which they could not win against, and were stripped of all their honour.

The collection of photos under this link is a tribute to these brave warriors. Check out the link to see members of this warrior clan in different poses, clad in their traditional dresses and with their famous Katana swords on them. via (h/t: demilked, fubiz) | via boredpanda