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Samurai Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 60 pictures in our Samurai collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Japanese warrior woman with naginata Featured Print

Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class. It consists of a wood shaft with a curved blade on the end, similar to the Chinese Guan Dao or European glaive or Russian sovnya. Usually it also had a sword-like guard (tsuba) between the blade and shaft as depicted on this card. During the Edo Period, as the naginata became less useful for men on the battlefield, and became a symbol of the social status of women of the samurai class. A functional naginata was often a traditional part of a samurai daughter's dowry. Women of the samurai class were expected to be capable of defending their homes while their husbands were away at war!

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Stone Pagoda Monument - erected for Taira-no-Kiyomori, Kobe Featured Print

Stone Pagoda Monument - erected for Taira-no-Kiyomori, Kobe

Stone Pagoda Monument - erected for Taira-no-Kiyomori, Kobe, Japan. Taira-no-Kiyomori was a samurai warrior in medieval Japan, the first samurai in history to take a political place among Japans nobility, thereby establishing a samurai-dominated administrative government in Japan. He is often described as a villain or an anti-hero in a famous piece of Japanese classical literature, the Tale of Heike. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Statue of General Saigo - Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan Featured Print

Statue of General Saigo - Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

Statue of General Saigo Takamori (Takanaga) (1828-1877). Saigo was one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history, living during the late Edo Period and early Meiji Era. He has been dubbed the last true samurai'. The famous bronze statue shown here (of Saigo in hunting attire with his dog) stands in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Made by Takamura Koun, it was unveiled on 18 December 1898. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection