Japanese Mercenaries

From Writing Pirates: Vernacular Fiction and Oceans in Late Ming China by Yuanfei Wang

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  • Figure 4. Bald-headed Japanese mercenaries, carrying Japanese swords and dressed in Japanese-style robes, in a Siamese army in the seventeenth century. See Charnvit Kasetsiri and Michael Wright, Discovering Ayutthaya (Bangkok: Social Science and Humanities Textbooks Foundation, 2019), 152. Reproduced with permission.