Above, a horse-drawn carriage is followed by elementary school students in traditional clothing. At right, a high-ranking official rides his horse, accompanied by a pony. I asked a few people what the man in orange is supposed to be, and nobody knew except to say, "Surely he is of high rank." Probably not a warrior, but perhaps a priest or another kind of high official.

So how about all the warriors you have been hearing about?

Next photo: the warriors and their weapons

All Out War

Ed's Photos of Japan

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