More Old Samurai Pictures

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    dieAntagonista

    The guy in the first one looks pretty fly. Also what are those masks called. It’s supposed to represent some god or demon right. Or spirit maybe?

    dieAntagonista

    Yes I guessed that that’s what they’re for but I thought they had a specific name. It’s interesting how they put the masks on only when fighting against several people.

    dieAntagonista

    Oh damn, that is just brilliant. MCS is so reliable.

    Tetsuo137

    Next to the Kabuto (Japanese Helmet), one of the most expressive parts of the Samurai’s Armor is the Face Mask. This “armor for the face” is known by many names: “mengu” “menpo” “mempo” “men yoroi” “katchu men”. Menpo meaning “face and cheek” and is generally used for masks with nose pieces. A general classification can be made: “Happuri” A whole face mask with center opening for the nose eyes and mouth, maybe only “legend” “Hoate” The mask protects only the cheeks. “Somen” (Entire Face) A mask covering the entire face. “Me no shita men”, generally known as “Menpo” or “Mempo”… Read more »

    dieAntagonista

    Why thank you.

    Tetsuo137

    You’re very welcome. You can thank me by checking your gmail account more often 😛

    Messatsunokami

    #2 is the prototype Vader

    Blaggun

    Sorry Puulaahi, the’re NOT samurais! Not skinny, Not gay like, Not belly showing berrant purple clothing, Not emo hair? Or most of the mid-90s to date animes are wrong???

    dieAntagonista

    And mice don’t actually look like Mickey Mouse. OH SNAP!

    Blaggun

    And all the austrians are not evil? OH SNAP!

    dieAntagonista

    Dude, what. I could make a stupid comment about Brazilians now but then again, I’m not xenophobic like you.

    Blaggun

    Ok, me first… Brazil only have black poor people, carnaval, corruption and monkeys! You turn. No wait…

    Blaggun

    Ops, “No, wait…”

    dieAntagonista

    I love Capoeira, Samba and the Portuguese language. Like this, yeah?

    Blaggun

    Much better! Do you like portuguese language? Know how to say something?

    The only thing i known of Austria that is a beautiful country, like a fairy tale scenery:
    www.thetravelpeach.com/europe-vacations/austria/austria.jpg

    dieAntagonista

    I’ve been to Portugal but I can’t say a whole lot, shame on me. I will learn it sooner or later.

    Obrigado, although that photo is heavily edited. Only few places in Austria look like that. My parents aren’t Austrian, I was just born here. Austria is only nice if you’re interested in history, there are far more beautiful places in Europe. Like Spain, Portugal and Italy.

    Blaggun

    Next time you need an help with portuguese or make a trip to Brazil, already have a tourism guide!

    dieAntagonista

    Nice I appreciated it, hehe. I have never left Europe though so it will take a while until I make it to Brazil.

    dieAntagonista

    Err, I appreciate it*

    Blaggun

    Ok, that’s a deal. Hope my wife don’t kill me!

    toshogu.blogspot.com/

    Yes, these are authentic samurai photos. However, at the time of these photos in the mid 1800s, the samurai had been at peace for over 250 years. The last great period of warfare among the samurai was during the Sengoku or warring States Period in the 16th century. So the first guy who looks like a “stone-cold bad ass” is probably just a soft bureaucrat who has never pulled his sword on another human in his life.

    dieAntagonista

    You don’t have to kill people to be badass. (:

    sutenvulf

    true but willing or capable to do so IS badass…like toshogu said, these guys probably were just doing something ceremonial

    these 19th century samurai couldn’t come close to the lethality of a true Sengoku or Kamakura Shogunate

    Blaggun

    OMG! You’re a ninja! Can i have a autograph?

    Blaggun

    No??!! You will pay! I’ll send my trained killer monkeys! Hahah!