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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Japanese Samurai warriors captured in brutal pictures

A fascinating set of photographs dating back 130 years show life inside the Japanese Samurai warrior tribes.

They include a display of their tradition of Harakiri, also known as Seppuku. It was used by warriors who wanted to die with honour - either voluntarily or if they had been caught by the enemy.

The ceremonial disembowelment was usually part of a more elaborate ritual and performed in front of spectators. The most startling image shows one warrior soaked in blood with his eyes staring as the sword is plunged into his stomach. The first image of a young Samurai warrior was staged for early cameras.

He is seen appearing to plunge a blade into the abdomen, with blood marks on his face.


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