Wednesday, December 29, 2010

5 Japanese Vintage Postcards with Samurai, Ronin, Topics

Japan, ca. 1910: 5 different vintage postcards with scenes related to Samurai (Ronin).

All 5 are unused and in fine condition.

The revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Forty-seven Samurai, the Ako vendetta, or the Genroku Ako incident took place in Japan at the start of the eighteenth century. One noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the country's "national legend." It recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushido.

Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Seven Ronin, is one of the most famous and popular of all Japanese dramas.

A ronin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege.

More Japanese Postcards: HERE