G-17 Shogun  The Shogun was the supreme military dictator of Japan. The Emperor reigned but the Shogun ruled. The Shogunate were the ruling body of the government set up by the Shogun to run the affairs of Japan. The Emperor commissioned the first Shogun in 1192. The Tokugawa clan feature in this collection retained the title of Shogun from 1603 until 1867. 


G-22 3 HEADS ON A TRAY  The Samurai most likely created the first beauty salon for heads. Ritual head viewing ceremonies by the winning General (losing Generals were usually the ones being viewed) were of great importance. The heads were cleaned, hair combed, face make up applied and then a story of how they died was attached to the head.