Samurai with western style rifle and back mounted sword by Ueno Hikoma late 1860s (possibly the Boshin war).

Samurai with french-made Minié rifle and back mounted katana by Ueno Hikoma late (Boshin War) HistoryPorn

Boshin war era samurai, the one on the right has a sode jirushi on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

Boshin war era samurai, the one on the right has a sode jirushi (a badge worn on the shoulder-plate) on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

Boshin War uniforms   日本の軍装 -幕末から日露戦争- Japanese Military Uniforms 1841~1929

Boshin War uniforms 日本の軍装 -幕末から日露戦争- Japanese Military Uniforms 1841~1929

Yamakawa Futaba (1844-1909), who fought to defend Tsuruga Castle in the Boshin War (1868-69).

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Yamakawa Futaba fought to defend Tsuruga Castle in the Boshin War Later she worked to improve women´s education.

Samurai wearing Western style clothing including suspenders and shoulder carry sword belt, he is holding a muchi (whip), Boshin war era, ca. 1867-1869.

Samurai wearing Western style clothing including suspenders and shoulder carry sword belt, he is holding a muchi (whip), Boshin war era, ca.

Shojutai (rifle unit) of the the Satsuma clan, Boshin war, late Edo period, they are holding what appears to be Warner carbines, made for James Warner of Springfield, Mass. by the Massachusetts Arms Co, circa 1864.

Shojutai (rifle unit) of the the Satsuma clan, Boshin war, late Edo period, they are holding what appears to be Warner carbines, made for James Warner of Springfield, Mass. by the Massachusetts Arms Co, circa 1864.

Samurai during the Boshin was era, late Edo period.

Samurai during the Boshin war era, late Edo period.

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