Samurai wearing a mino (straw rain cape) and holding an umbrella

Samurai wearing a mino (straw rain cape) and holding an umbrella

The Japanese samurai battle armor is ornate, and represents the idolization for honor and pride in the fight.

The Japanese samurai battle armor is ornate, and represents the idolization for honor and pride in the fight.

Samurai wearing jingasa and kamishimo. Hakama 袴 'trousers' traditionally formed part of an outfit called a kamishimo (上下 or 裃), worn by samurai and courtiers  Vintage and Antique Oriental Finds www.rubylane.com #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.

Samurai wearing jingasa and kamishimo. Hakama 袴 'trousers' traditionally formed part of an outfit called a kamishimo (上下 or 裃), worn by samurai and courtiers Vintage and Antique Oriental Finds www.rubylane.com #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.

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Children in traditional kimono

Children in traditional kimono

Aoi-Matsuri Festival in Kyoto, Japan

Aoi-Matsuri Festival in Kyoto, Japan

http://ennji-illustration.com/Ennji151

http://ennji-illustration.com/Ennji151

Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden's Togetsu-kyo bridge at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas • photo: Judy on Flickr

Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden's Togetsu-kyo bridge at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas • photo: Judy on Flickr

Sumiya Pleasure House garden

Sumiya Pleasure House garden

Japanese garden

Japanese garden

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