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Samurai

Paper #2 The word Samurai means a fearless warrior sworn to protect without question. During their long history in Japan, Samurai lived lives in tradition, with a structured code of honor, discipline, and morality. By following their religious beliefs of Buddhism and Structural discipline Samurais are known to be one of the best warriors/solders in histories time. To be able to fight as brothers and protectors was their sworn life. The clothing of the Samurai had a very unique look along...

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Samurai Warrior

The Japanese warrior, known as the samurai, has played a significant role in Japan's history and culture throughout the centuries. Their ancestors can be traced back to as far as can be remembered. Some stories have become mysterious legends handed down over the centuries. In this report you will learn who the samurai were, their origins as we know them, how they lived and fought and their evolution to today. It will be clear why the samurai stand out as one of the most famous group of warriors...

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Samurai William

In Giles Milton’s novel, Samurai William, the reader is taken to the other side of the globe to experience the history of old world Japan. Though out the book, Milton provides reason for complex historical events and actions, while still communicating the subtleties and mysterious customs of the Japanese. The novel also closely examines the wide range of relationships between different groups of Europeans and Asians, predominantly revolving around the protagonist, William Adams. The book documents...

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Samurai Ethic in Modern Japan

Yamamoto, Tsunetomo Bushido: The Way of the Samurai Garden City Park, NY 2002 After reading this book it is my belief that it is important for Westerners to understand the seemingly strange concepts of Bushido, not only as a guide to events of the past, but as a primer for understanding the Japanese business mentality of today. The first thought that comes to mind when Japanese work ethic is hard working, no breaks, complete commitment to ones job. There may be a reason why Japan was able to...

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Film Analysis of Twilight Samurai

Introdution Twilight Samurai is a movie that revolves around the live of a samurai, years before the Meiji Restoration. The main issues that the movie looked at include stereotype of samurais, genders and social class differences. Unlike many typical samurai-themed movies which involve fighting, woman and pride, the director of Twilight Samurai focused on the everyday life and difficulties faced by the main protagonist, Iguchi Seibei. His story was told by her daughter, Ito who narrated the whole...

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Samurai Swords

Samurai Swords Over 1300 years ago, on one of the tiny islands of Japan, the first samurai sword appeared. Japanese myth suggests that after losing a long and hard fought battle, an emperor returned home with his warriors horrified to find most of their swords broken or badly damaged.  After thorough inspection of the blades, the men realized that their failure in battle resulted from faulty sword forging and promised to craft the perfect weapon. The men prayed for inspiration, and on the seventh...

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Samurai Women

context. The samurai were people who go for wars, or soldiers that are not afraid, who became powerful in Japan around the 1200s. The samurai, which means “those who serve,” were hired by lords to fight their wars and protect their land. The samurai were expert fighters; they were skilled with the sword and bow and arrow, and they were superior horsemen. They were athletic and strong, and they developed their fighting skills into what is the basis of modern martial arts. The samurai had a code of...

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The Samurai and the Bakumatsu Era

The Samurai and the Bakumatsu Era Eric Lemaire 12/09/05 English Comp I Mrs. Halperin The Bakumatsu Era was a crucial period of Japanese history at the end of the Tokugawa Era or Edo Period. It was a period of war and anarchy that was brought about by the introduction of western culture and constant battles between the imperialists and the loyalists. During this time and throughout history, the samurai or bushi played an integral...

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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai Think about your friends, family, and your loved ones for a second. Think about what luxuries you have and how you have come to love them. Doesn’t it make you feel blessed and lucky to be who you are? Now imagine being thrown onto enemy territory, a lonely and dangerous place with nothing. In order to survive you must communicate with the enemy and learn to live their way—the total opposite culture you hate. In the movie, The Last Samurai, the author portrays a Civil War veteran...

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The Life of Samurai

The samurai were fearless warrior, who became powerful in Japan around the 1200s. The samurai, which means "those who serve," were hired by lords to fight their wars and protect their land. The samurai were expert fighters; they were skilled with the sword and bow and arrow, and they were superior horsemen. They were athletic and strong, and they developed their fighting skills into what is the basis of modern martial arts. The samurai had a code of honor called Bushido, which meant "Way of the...

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