28 Feb '15, 8am

#Britain's Prince William dons samurai gear as he tours TV studio in #Japan

#Britain's Prince William dons samurai gear as he tours TV studio in #Japan

TOKYO (AFP) - Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan on Saturday, by wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a TV studio. The second in line to the British throne asked for a sword to complete the outfit, and grinned at photographers as he posed for pictures dressed as a warrior from yesteryear. Prince William, whose own military career saw him taking the controls of an ultra-modern helicopter, asked: "How does it look?" "It really suits you," came the reply. The dressing up session took place at the main studios of Japan's national broadcaster NHK, on the set of one of its popular long-running period dramas. Earlier, he had been treated to a geisha show in which the ornately attired women performed dances with fans and then sang traditional songs as they played shamisen - a three-stringed instrument sometime...

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