Japanese Samurai Warrior Wood Cuts -
The Japanese developed various art form through history. One of them is the art of making pictures using a technique called wood cutting.
The following is a set of Japanese wood cuts picturing life in the days of the Samurai warriors.
The first wood cut shows a formation of Samurai warriors returning from battle. Some of the warriors
are wounded and appear to be limping. The warrior at the front of the line walks with his head up.
Showing pride and defience.
The next print shows two samurai walking on a street at night. A sound appears to catch the attention
of the warrior. He is looking back to identify the source of the noise. A second individual walking
alongside holds a lantern to light up the path.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII collectibles.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point
out specific points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese collectible worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectible is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The prints are about 2 feet long and 8 inches high. They show great detail and quality.
Many WWII Japanese field gear items are currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going
to our WWII Japanese Collectibles
identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.