Yasuke, the African Samurai

A mysterious dark-skinned warrior rose to prominence in 16th-century Japan.

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  • A 1605 drawing said to depict Yasuke fighting a sumo wrestler as Oda Nobunaga looks on.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Portrait of Oda Nobunaga.

    Photo Credit: Wikipedia
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  • Still from the Netflix anime 'Yasuke'.

    Photo Credit: Netflix