Bold, ruthless, and fierce combatants, the samurai were the military elite of old Japan, warriors and warlords who commanded respect from entire nations. Take an exciting look at the hidden culture of this unique group, and get a remarkable insider's view of their ornate costume, armor, and weapons, and their special role within society. Compiled entirely from Japanese sources, this riveting narrative is accompanied by specially commissioned artwork and beautiful photography of ancient artifacts. 336 pages (105 in color), 128 b/w illus., 7 1/4 X 9 3/4.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||7.82(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.96(d)|