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  • Samurai

    Famous samurai In 1408 shôgun Yoshimitsu died and was won by Yoshimochi (1385-1428). Some years after he came to power‚ Yoshimochi decided to replace the head of the Yamana with one of his favourites‚ a Akamatsu Mochisada‚ said to be the shôgun’s lover. Learning of the plan‚ Mitsusuke departed Kyôto in 1427 and himself in Mimasaka. Yoshimochi said the act bad and called for his lieutenants to prepare for battle.Yoshimochi’s managed to talk the shôgun out of the business‚ making an embarrassing

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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 Code

    The samurai were highly skilled Japanese warriors from the middle ages. During this time‚ warring clans controlled most of the country. Therefore‚ Lords would hire Samurai to defend and fight for land. As a result‚ the samurai population skyrocketed. In fact‚ They were so important to society that they became their own social class. The meaning of the word samurai is very fitting. The word samurai comes from a Japanese word Saburau‚ meaning “to serve.” Although the samurai were called this‚ according

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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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  • 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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  • 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 and Bushido

    Samurai today enjoy widespread popularity due to their depiction in western media as katana wielding warriors with a strict code of honor‚ comparable to the knights of arthurian legends. In reality‚ these two were not so different‚ as each upheld a similar code of conduct and chivalry. The Japanese variant‚ the samurai‚ followed a code of honor named Bushido‚ literally “The Way of the Warrior”. When the Chinese visited Japan in the early 5th century BCE‚ they brought not only their writing

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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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  • 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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  • Legacy of the Samurai: The characteristics, philosophy, and history of the samurai.

    LEGACY OF THE SAMURAI _The characteristics‚ philosophy‚_ _and history of the samurai._ For seven centuries‚ the samurai ruled Japan as the powerful warrior class. As a class of warriors and knights‚ they led society in feudal Japan. The loyalty to his lord was much more important than his allegiance to his friends‚ family and even the emperor. Their philosophy was one liberated him from fear‚ and for these reasons‚ the samurai came to be the dominate force throughout medieval Japan. War played

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