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Japanese photographer captures stunning images of 'time-traveling samurai'

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By Ben K, grape Japan

A series of stunning images recently posted by architect and photographer Atsushi Kobayashi (@atsushi_k_photo) have been trending lately, and understandably so.

Representing a collaboration with traditional Japanese armor enthusiast Naga x Masa (u4_masa), these photos shot in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, seem to depict a formidable warrior from the Sengoku Era (1467-1600) suddenly transported into present-day Japan.

Posing majestically on a mountain top, his sword stretched out against the backdrop of the setting sun, you can almost hear him exclaim: "I have come to conquer!"

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Photo: With permission from Atsushi Kobayashi (@atsushi_k_photo)

And perhaps, in the aftermath of conquest, we see him proud and peaceful as he basks in the glorious sunshine of a new dawn, looking over the new land now under his rule.

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Photo: With permission from Atsushi Kobayashi (@atsushi_k_photo)

A waterfall also makes for a stunning location, adding to the impact of this scene:

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Photo: With permission from Atsushi Kobayashi (@atsushi_k_photo)

Twitter users showered praise for the photos, leaving comments such as:

  • This is unmistakably a "I conquered the land" moment!
  • This is just too cool! It almost looks like the opening sequence to an NHK historical drama.
  • I'm blown away! It's like traveling through time
  • The way it seems to blend the Sengoku Era and the present is too beautiful to describe.

If you'd like to see more of Atsushi Kobayashi's work, please follow his Instagram account here.

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Really cool!

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Very well done. Good job!

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He's wearing airpods.

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Very cool, the first few pics show power cable post which was the main reason the last samurai was filmed in new zeland.

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Beautiful pictures. Well done.

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Awesome

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Looks really pretty, I like the contrast of modern day backdrops with the classical samurai gear.

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Why did they wear horns?

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Why did they wear horns?

To look as silly as possible.

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Romanticized brutality. Nostalgia for power and glory that was brutal and harsh and brief.

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philly1:

Romanticized brutality. Nostalgia for power and glory that was brutal and harsh and brief.

War and courage have accomplished more great things than love of one’s neighbour. Not your pitying but your bravery has so far saved the unfortunate. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra)

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He’d be welcome to Kakogawa...

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They wear horns I'm assuming they was so horny in search of the.most pristine cootchie. . . Hahaha . I matey.

.lmao jk

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Melanie, a lot of samurai were gay so coot Chie is not what they were looking for.

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