Sunday, September 2, 2012

一日の画像 - Picture of the Day From History

Bakufu Samurai take Giza plateau. なに? No seriously. In 1864, the Ikeda Diplomatic Mission to Europe to persuade France to close the port of Yokohama to foreign trade ended in failure but left us this great photo of Samurai in full kamishimo, katana, & jingasa hats posing in front of the Great Sphinx. Incredible is it not?


  1. This is awesome. Where did you find it?

  2. It was one of those random historical tidbits that recently resurfaced on the web.