Photograph of Samurai

I’ve had a fascination with Japanese history since college. There’s something about an island that maintain a mostly isolated existence from the rest of the world for hundreds of years that makes for some interesting studying. My fascination is what motivated me to take up classes to learn how to properly wield a samurai sword. It’s also what makes photographs such as this one really neat:


I stumbled across this picture on the @History_Pics Twitter account, which I encourage you to follow if you have an interest in general history. There has been some very interesting photos posted on that feed and this one just happened to fit my interests enough that I found is worth posting.