Fascinating Colorized Photos of the last Samurai Living in 19th Century Japan

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Whether it’s Vikings, Roman Centurions or Samurais, we do love watching our old-timey combat. There is just something way cooler about how men fought back in the day. The Samurai, in particular, sparks our imagination.

They were once Japan’s highest social class, remembered for their fearsome fighting skills and immortalized in popular culture since their demise at the end of the 19th century. They lived by the sword and their code of honer called Bushido, which emphasized martial fearlessness, discipline and loyalty, as well as general kindness…