Soldiers fencing, Japan

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Where: 日本

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When: 01 January 1867

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Soldiers fencing, Japan, photographed between 1867 and 1869.

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ID: PA1-f-021-064-01

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    • 14/May/2011 16:41:23

    This is known as "kendo" or (way of the sword). It is based on traditional samurai swordsmanship. If you see it in person it is very intense and often so fast you can not follow what is happening between the two.

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    Joe Mud

    • 04/Jul/2012 07:13:40

    to wit