Samurai in times of war and peace – Samurai were the warriors, rulers and aristocratic elite of Japanese society for more than 800 years. From the twelfth century through to the Meiji Restoration and modernisation of Japan in 1868 the Shōgun, regional lords and their warrior retainers (all samurai in their own right) ruled the country and lived to a strict code of ethics. This military aristocracy of feudal Japan aspired to a life of spiritual harmony that not only perfected the art of war but also embodied an appreciation of the fine arts that established their life as an art form itself.
Empty handed I entered the worldBarefoot I leave it. My coming, my going – Two simple happenings That got entangled
Kozan Ichikyo, d. 12 February, 1360
• Bronze plated Japanese warrior sculpture
• Crafted of high-quality poly resin
• Wipe with a soft, dry cloth• Sold individually
• Beautifully hand painted and finished in metallic bronze