Artist Spent 50 Hour Process of Folding an Origami Samurai from A Single Square Sheet of Paper

Finnish origami artist Juho Könkkölä has just released images of an origami samurai made from a single piece of paper. Taking over 50 hours to make, the sculpture started off as a 95cm x 95cm sheet of Wenzhou paper. Continue reading »

Star Wars Japanese Ink Warrior Paintings Give Darth Vader And Stormtroopers Samurai Portraits

Given the inspiration that Akira Kurosawa’s films and the lore of samurai warriors have meant for the Star Wars franchise, it’s no surprise that affinity between Japan’s feudal warriors and the galactic epic has produced some truly awesome collaborations. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of “Time-Traveling Samurai”

A series of stunning images recently posted by architect and photographer Atsushi Kobayashi have been trending lately, and understandably so. Representing a collaboration with traditional Japanese armor enthusiast Naga x Masa, these photos shot in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, seem to depict a formidable warrior from the Sengoku Era (1467-1600) suddenly transported into present-day Japan. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Color Photographs Of The Japanese Warriors Captured Over 150 Years Ago


A group of officers in the service of a prince from the north of Japan, circa 1865. (Photo by Felice Beato/Spencer Arnold) Continue reading »

Samurai Bottle Helmets Are Here To Fiercely And Elegantly Adorn Your Bottles Of Booze

Tadayasu Co., Ltd., producer of traditional Japanese armor, has released a set of intricately crafted bottle toppers in the guise of famous samurai helmets. They’re designed to fit snugly over the top of your drink of choice, whether it’s a large bottle of Japanese sake or your favorite bottle of wine. Continue reading »

Samurai Armor Hoodies From Japan

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Always wanted to be a Samurai but didn’t fancy the whole “dedicating your entire life to it” thing? Well, thanks to clothing company Tokyo Otaku Mode, there might just be an easier way to become a Samurai. Or at least look like one anyway. Continue reading »

Meet Russian Mechanic And Welder Sergei Kulagin, The Alien Samurai

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Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin, 32, strengthens the bracing of a spider sculpture, made by Kulagin, during a demonstration on the wall of an automobile repair workshop in the town of Divnogorsk outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, October 15, 2014. Enthusiast Kulagin, who works as a mechanic of an automobile service station, created about 20 sculptures made of used car parts and components during his non-working hours. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) Continue reading »

Power Rangers Samurai

Power Rangers are pictured near Tower Bridge in London to mark the return of the kids’ favourite TV show, with its 19th series, Power Rangers Samurai (Ken Lennox)