Exquisite Colourised Photos of 1800 Samurai

The samurai were a warrior class of Japan, who rose to power and eventual control of 12th century Japan.

Samurai followed an honor code called bushido.  Bushido was about controlling fear, disciplining yourself, loyalty, as well as kindness. 

The photos below were taken during the final years of the Samurai and were colourised in order to truly show the samurai colours.