Not Even a Samurai's Wraith Can Fell This Beautiful Wooden Chair

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Believe it or not this simple wooden seat isn't a rare Japanese antique from a pre-industrial time when samurai roamed the country causing mischief with their legendary swords. Nope, it's a modern piece by Seo Young Moon designed to look like it's been chopped down at the knees, only to remain standing as its defiant last act.

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The Samurai Chair is just an optical illusion made possible by a clever bit of design. It's as strong as any wooden chair you're gonna find, able to support someone up to 330 pounds in weight like a couch-ridden Samurai who hasn't been able to find work in the past 150 years. [Moondiii via Beautiful Life]

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SkeletorDan
SkeletorDan

I agree with everyone else.

Given that Samurai have been out of business (and therefore largely dead) for about 140 years, I hope they wraith the hell out of that chair. Only to be be repelled by its clever, modern design.