8.22.2012

Unusual Blasian History Moment: Samurai Visit North Africa


From Angry Asian Man:
That's [a] big group of actual samurai standing next to the actual Giza Sphinx. No, this isn't Photoshop trickery. This photo was taken in 1864, when a group of Japanese diplomatic emissaries, en route to France, made a pit stop in Egypt. They captured the moment with a photo op -- in full samurai regalia.

There is most certainly a movie that needs to be made, inspired by this photo. Somebody, get on it. More info on the photo here.

14 comments:

  1. I wonder how that conversation between them went.

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    1. "Hey, bruh...we gonna head to France on the nonstop flight?"

      "Naw, bruh! We gotta make a pit stop at the Sphinx!"

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    2. I almost rubbed some Southern twang on "Sphinx" ("Sphanx").

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  2. this is soooo EPIC!!!!!! and im a history fanatic, so this is like gold to me!

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  3. Neat! This is quite an interesting piece of history. It would be nice if they could make a movie or do some kind of documentary about it.

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    1. I wonder how that story would go.

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    2. NOT Hollywood, though. They'd sneak a white male lead in there.

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    3. Oh, dear God...Hollywood...no.....

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  4. There was chinese trade off of the African ivory coast. Before the euros came and enlaved them.
    Histoyr its funny like that....not haha funny but like oh this fuckery

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    1. Wha-? Chinese people reached Ivory Coast, that's a country in West Africa...I know of Chinese trading in East Africa but had no idea they reached West. I'd like to know more about this...

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  5. Interesting find and made even more so by the date. 1864? Wicked!!!

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  6. I demand an anime film of this. Done by the same people who did Rorouni Kenshin

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