The Most Famous Female Samurai: Tomoe Gozen - Tomoe Gozen, c. 1157–1247, a Genpei War-era samurai, leaning on her naginata (pole weapon). Library of Congress Prints Collection
The Tomoe Gozen is the most famous of samurai women of all history. Red laced suit of armour & carrying a Naginata (traditional weapon for female warriors
The last shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913) shogun from 1866 to 1867, the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.
昭憲(しょうけん)皇太后(明治天皇妃) The Meiji Empress Syouken. 1849-1914. (It is not right to…