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Samurai Art: Loyalty


There's a samurai in Japanese armor and a kabuto helmet on the painting. He clutches a naginata, ready to fight for everything he is committed to and protect it till the last drop of blood.
Loyalty is an all-time criterion of Truth, be it Sengoku (Age of Warring States) or nowadays. It proves that a man has committed himself wholeheartedly to serving a higher cause and follows the Way to spiritual immortality. Without this virtue of primordial importance no samurai could consider himself a truly impeccable warrior and join the 'pantheon' of Heroes worshipped by many generations. The total Loyalty was a samurai's ultimate weapon that could cut his enemies like a naginata; it was his mental armour that shone like an ancient Japanese o-yoroi cuirass in the moonlight, dodging not only enemy swords and spears, but also any dirt of the earthly world. But first and foremost, Loyalty was the main treasure of his noble and pure soul.

"There was something that made the very essence of his life different from the existence of others.
It was his Loyalty.
It was not a matter of selling and bying, just like all things in the mundane world of wrethed people, changes and instability. His Great Loyalty was ultimate and filled all his life with incredible enjoyment and purity.

It was just like his Sword - the shining, flawless, unchangeable heavenly Steel!"

A. R. Basov, "Book of the Warrior"


Prints & Posters


Size: A5
Price: $ 5
20 postcards: $ 80! (+ the price of delivery)

Original traditional painting

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