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Ashikaga Takauji 1305-58

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part Vl

Ashikaga Takauji - the founder and first shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate.

"Ichirai-hôshi and Tsutsui Jômyô defending a partly dismantled bridge at the first battle of the Uji River between Yorimasa and Tomomori" - Uji (1180)

Ichirai-hôshi and Tsutsui Jômyô defending a partly dismantled bridge at the first battle of the Uji River between Yorimasa and Tomomori. This was the battle of the Gempei War.

"The suicide of Sakasai Tomohime at Sakasai Castle, 1536"

The suicide of Sakasai Tomohime at Sakasai Castle, 1536 - art by Giuseppe Rava

Tokugawa Ieyasu leads his army out of Hamamatsu Castle to the battlefield of Mikatagahara - art by Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava: "Tokugawa Ieyasu leads his army out of Hamamatsu Castle to the battlefield of Mikatagahara"

Siege of Osaka. Night attack across the bridge Honmachi, led by Ban Naotsugu (January 16, 1615)

Siege of Osaka. Night attack across the bridge Honmachi, led by Ban Naotsugu

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Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part III

Miyamoto Musashi, Self-portrait, Samurai, writer and artist, c. 1640

Miyamoto Musashi: Selfies are not limited to western artists. This selfie by Samurai, writer, and artist Miyamoto Musashi dates back to

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Samurai wearing a chain armor jacket (kusari katabira) and wielding a large spiked club (kanabo).

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉, February 2, 1536 or March 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉, February 2, 1536 or March 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".

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Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part IV

Wayne Reynolds, Warriors, Samurai, Military, Military Personnel

Genghis Khan (c. 1155-1227). Mongolian warrior and ruler; created the largest empire in the world, the Mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia.

Samurai - 10 things you didn't know about them

Genghis Khan (c. 1155-1227). Mongolian warrior and ruler; created the largest empire in the world, the Mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia.

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