Samurai Inspired - (40 Images)
The helmet, the armor, the blades & the code... Everything about the samurai is intriguing. Artists especially, amateur & pro have their imaginations ignited by this ancient Japanese warrior.
I've assembled, not 7, but 40 of my favorite bushi from 40 brilliant artists creating traditional & historically accurate samurai, pop remixed ronin, sci-fi shizoku, sexy onna-bugeisha & abstract yakuza.
Pure controlled motion
Restless pen, ink flows like blood
Soul of Bushido
SAMURAI! April 18 - September 6, 2015
@ Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts
Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine
via: NECN Exhibit Features Fresh Interpretations of Samurai
Pablo Uchida [内田パブロ] (Japan)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797 -1861 (Japan)
Anthony Petrie (US) Facebook - Twitter
A samurai should not scandalize his name forever by holding his one & only life too dear... One's main purpose in throwing away his life is to do so either for the sake of the Emperor or in some great undertaking of a military general.
- Shiba Yoshimasa (1350–1410)
Casey Callender (US) DeviantArt - Prints
When one is serving officially, he should not think of a hundred or a thousand people, but should consider only the importance of the master.
- Hōjō Shigetoki (1198–1261 AD)
Stanley Lau aka Artgerm (Hong Kong/Singapore)
Kendrick Lim aka Kunkka (Singapore)
AJ Frena (US)
Yuko Shimizu (Japan/US)
Kazu Livingstone (Malaysia)
Yuriko Nemoto aka Unio88 (Japan) Pinterest
If a man does not investigate into the matter of Bushido daily, it will be difficult for him to die a brave & manly death.
- Katō Kiyomasa (1561 - 1611)
Randy Adlawan aka Dragon (US)
Clog Two (Singapore)
Jed Henry (US)
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Engage in combat fully determined to die & you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle & you will surely meet death.
- Uesugi Kenshin (1530–1578)
Sergio Toppi 1932 - 2012 (Italy)
Felice Beato 1832 – 1909 (Italy)
James Jean (Taiwan/US)
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In Japanese, the word rōnin means "wave man", a person destined to wander aimlessly forever, like the waves in the sea.
Richard Friend aka BlasterKid (US)
Motohiro Ichinomiya aka Motoichi69 (Japan)
Star Wars / Bandaï - Samurai Figures
Rudy Jan Faber (Netherlands)
Toshio Saeki (Japan)
Photo by Evan Davies