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Men dressed as samurai warriors in armor walk out after the Kachiya Festival at Katori Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday. The festival celebrates the warlord Fujiwara Hidesato's victory in suppressing a revolt by warload Taira no Masakado in 940 during the Heian Period (794-1185). Fujiwara dedicated a "kachiya" or victory arrow to the shrine.

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Sadly the glasses kind of ruin the whole effort otherwise pretty cool.

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Was it the Fujiwara clan who helped Japan's royal family maintain its "unbroken" lineage when there were no direct descendants?

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Nice costumes! (minus the glasses, but hey).

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Very interesting. Can't say I know much about that period though.

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