For nearly one thousand years, Japan's military nobility lived the code of Bushido, the "way of the warrior." As the samurai's power grew and evolved, so did their arms and armor. With this thrilling coloring collection, you can explore 30 dramatic portrayals of legendary soldiers fighting on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat, and at sea. Each scene highlights samurai weaponry and body covering: naginata and su-yari spears, ferocious face masks, wall-guns, koshozan and kuwagata helmets, breastplates of metal and leather, heavy shoes of bear fur called kutsu, and much more. Informative captions accompany each powerful illustration.