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Dressed to the Nines
Photograph by Ueno Hikoma; "Samurai (Harada Kiichi), Nagasaki, Japan"; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In this posed studio portrait, a young samurai—dressed in traditional samurai attire of the Edo period—displayed his long katana sword in its scabbard with the cords still tied, as well as his short tanto blade, which was tucked through the sash at his waist.





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