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An elder samurai poses in 1864.  Talk about an amazing photo:  killer sword at the ready in the left hand and a delicate fan in the right.

 

samurai, samurai old photos, real photos samurai

Another interesting photo showing a samurai warrior with a fan in his right hand.

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Samurai warrior in 1867.  We haven't been able to uncover the purpose of his headdress.  Please write to us if you know the purpose it served.