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Quentin Caffier

Jan21

Onna Bugeisha: fashion with Samurai armour

By Quentin Caffier, Thursday January 21, 2016
Photography: Quentin Caffier assisted by Morgane Alzieu Model: Gloria @ Wizard Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi assisted by Shota Kono Hair: Yumiko Hikage (A.K.A) assisted by Yukiko Matsumoto Make-up: Youhei Arikawa Shot in Studio IVVA, Tokyo, Japan.

Photography: Quentin Caffier assisted by Morgane Alzieu
Model: Gloria @ Wizard
Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi assisted by Shota Kono
Hair: Yumiko Hikage (A.K.A) assisted by Yukiko Matsumoto
Make-up: Youhei Arikawa
Shot in Studio IVVA, Tokyo, Japan. © Quentin Caffier

After several months in Tokyo, between 2014 and 2015, I photographed a fashion series "Onna-Bugeisha", inspired by the famous fighting women from medieval Japan, mixing Haute Couture and traditional Japanese Samurai accessories.

According to Wikipedia: "An onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war."

Photography: Quentin Caffier assisted by Morgane Alzieu Model: Gloria @ Wizard Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi assisted by Shota Kono Hair: Yumiko Hikage (A.K.A) assisted by Yukiko Matsumoto Make-up: Youhei Arikawa Shot in Studio IVVA, Tokyo, Japan.

Photography: Quentin Caffier assisted by Morgane Alzieu
Model: Gloria @ Wizard
Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi assisted by Shota Kono
Hair: Yumiko Hikage (A.K.A) assisted by Yukiko Matsumoto
Make-up: Youhei Arikawa
Shot in Studio IVVA, Tokyo, Japan. © Quentin Caffier

Photography: Quentin Caffier assisted by Morgane Alzieu Model: Gloria @ Wizard Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi assisted by Shota Kono Hair: Yumiko Hikage (A.K.A) assisted by Yukiko Matsumoto Make-up: Youhei Arikawa Shot in Studio IVVA, Tokyo, Japan.

Photography: Quentin Caffier assisted by Morgane Alzieu
Model: Gloria @ Wizard
Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi assisted by Shota Kono
Hair: Yumiko Hikage (A.K.A) assisted by Yukiko Matsumoto
Make-up: Youhei Arikawa
Shot in Studio IVVA, Tokyo, Japan. © Quentin Caffier