SAMURAI COLLECTION; TO ENLARGE CLICK ON FIGURE

A SHOGUN AND A SAMURAI  ARMY,   A LIMITED EDITION

An award winning beautifully created limited edition of exquisitely designed Samurai figures.  A wonderful study of Japanís Samurai era of the 16th and 17th Century. The collection captures the uniquely colorful complexity of style and grace of the Samurai. Due to the balance of design each piece is stunningly original but also fits into the total setting allowing the collection a look of total harmony. Each figure is 54mm (2 Ĺ") , singularly hand cast of the highest quality pewter, delicately hand painted, signed and dated by the artist Ed Colarik. Fine original pewter sculptures.

The Samurai emerged in the 9th Century in Japan as those who "served". With in a relatively short time they became the military and later the ruling elite. The Samurai were organized into extended families or clans. They originally  were mounted archers and followed the "Way of the Horses and Bow".  About the 12th Century the code of Bushido or the "Way of the Warrior" came on the scene. The Samurai were trained as a scholars and warriors  with a code of ethics stressing loyalty and duty, similar in many ways to the European Knights. It was during the 12th Century that the sword became so highly regarded. In 1870 the new national conscript army were the only ones allowed to wear the sword thus ending the era of the Samurai. Today many of the Japanís leading families can trace their heritage to a Samurai clan. 

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