Photographer T. Enami 江南 信國 Self portrait of the prolific Meiji-era artist as a young man. February 2009 was Enami's birthday anniversary. Most of the photos in this album were taken by him. Enami was also an official photographer for National Geographic.
The naginata is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese blades (nihonto) in the form of a pole weapon. Naginata were originally used by the samurai class of feudal Japan, as well as by ashigaru (foot soldiers) and sōhei (warrior monks).