It was the time when Western culture was getting more prevalent and accepted in the Japanese culture. So there are a lot of mixing of 2 cultures, which is especially seen in the clothing. Ah~ A kimono... a hakama and a gakuran amid suits and military uniforms. I think I'm getting a nosebleed. >.<!!
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I remember one time when I was asked who I think is more epic, a ninja or a pirate, I actually answered Feudal Lord. Ninjas work for them, right? So they're loaded. Pirates are also loaded and they're also pretty romantic in their own way but they're a bit too rugged for my taste. Come to think of it, Feudal lords are a bit too old. Maybe a young, hopeful scholar from that time would be the best answer. :D
How about you? Who would you pick?