Hagi is famous as a Samurai town. There is an old Samurai village and museum where you can usually find little tour groups from around Japan exploring. I often see a Samurai, dressed up to entertain the visitors, walking his dog around town- still doning his robe and sword.
In celebration of its Samurai heritage Hagi recently hosted a small festival in the park- with food, a parade and even a rifle display. The Sumurai in the picture below were part of the parade. I love their costumes but also thought, with a little play on photo shop, that it would look good with an edgy, grungy effect- a bit 300. I couldn’t decide between the finished photo’s and so decided on both: