Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nippon-Land of the Rising Sun and Samurai

Himeji Castle, note the solid foundation for strength in earthquakes and the less ridged upper works for flexibility.
Sunrise over Mount Fujiyama
Sacred Mount Fujiyama has been a important fixture in the Shinto religion since the latters creation.
The Crest of Chrysanthemum is the Imperial Seal of Nippon.
The full armor of a samurai was both functional and a statement of wealth. The two swords were the mark of the samuari and restricted to only members of the samuari class.

These three samurai show both the traditional armour and weapons of their class.

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