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  • Samurai Influence

    Samurai. The Samurai are honorable and courageous warriors that fought for the Daimyo of medieval Japan and protected them throughout their lives. Samurai even allowed women to become a samurai and own land. The Samurai opened up many jobs in medieval Japan. There were many people that became a samurai and got the advantages that came with becoming a samurai. The samurai were given a small piece of land for becoming a samurai and serving their masters the daimyo. The samurai were very important in medieval Japan in died in ways of honor. They even commit a ritual suicide to show self-control and courage. This essay will cover three ideas about the Samurai. First, why Samurai were needed. Second, how they changed over time. Finally, their impact on society. Samurai influenced medieval Japan and their influence can be seen today. In the first place, samurai were very important in medieval Japan because of the protection they provided. They protected the daimyo from other daimyo and outside forces. The daimyo were territorial lords that served the shoguns, who at this time were the rulers of Japan, in a way. The shogun ruled on the emperor's behalf, giving them the power. The shogun ruled with all the…

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  • Samurai Culture

    The Samurai are a class of warriors in Japan who pledged to be loyal to their masters in return for land. The Samurai are legendary warriors and the most outstanding group of individuals to ever exist in Japan. The Samurai progressed throughout the development of the Japanese culture and became the highest ranked class during the Edo Period (1603-1867.) Throughout this research paper, It will make clear to you why the Samurai stand out as one of the most famous group of warriors of all times.…

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  • Samurai Downfall

    The Downfall of the once Great Samurai Samurai’s have a long, rich history and what it meant to be a Samurai is honor, valor, loyalty. You were also wealthy and were one of the elites of Japan’s class system. Although samurais were once known as “Great”, the samurai’s downfall was inevitable because they want to keep the same traditions not trying modernize. During the eighth century, the Heian Period, around the year 800 to 1200, Samurai originally was referred to household…

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  • Samurai Warrior Culture

    Japanese Samurai, it defined who they were and their beliefs. (Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia) This initiation of the warrior class in Japan began in 1185 with the period known as the Kamakura Period, which was the longest of the three periods in Medieval Ages of Japan. The time period was mark by the defeat of one of the most distinct families in Japan the Taira family and the leadership of the Kamakura Period was appointed to Yoritomo. Yoritomo was the founder and first shogun…

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  • Samurai Death In Japan

    During the late 1930s, Japanese government became increasingly belligerent, which led to Japan’s entrance into WWII. Ultimately, desperate measures were taken and imperial aggression revived samurai military traditions ("World War II (1939–1945)"). The value of death before dishonor and contempt for defeat motivated soldiers to ruthlessly defend Japan (Deal). During October of 1944 towards the closing stages of WWII, the Japanese launched suicide missions as a desperate measure, and a large…

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  • Samurai Women Essay

    Warring Women Though samurai in the traditional sense where not formed until the late-Heian period. High ranking women engaged in combat and took military command. Instances of onna-bugeisha date from before Japan’s first occurrences of written history all the way to the mid-nineteenth. The warrior women’s roles in war transformed several times throughout the expansive timeline in which they existed. Some of the first evidence of combative women dates from the mid Kofun Period (250-538 CE).…

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  • The Role Of The Samurai In The Tale Of Heike

    of different class and groups began to slightly change, and also, the roles of samurais were different from the earlier periods including late Heian period, Kamaruka and Muromachi eras. In the Tale of Heike, the samurais emphasized the bravery and loyalty of samurais, showing us that samurais played important roles at that times, and how honorable being a samurai; on the contrary, Musui’s Story, the autobiography of a lower-ranking samurai in Tokugawa era named Katsu Kokichi, revealed that…

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  • Samurai Influence On Japanese Culture

    In Japan, Samurai were of the military elite during the medieval and early-modern period. In Japanese, they are known as bushi or buke. By the 12th century, the word samurai became synonymous with bushi. It was closely associated with the middle and upper ranks of the warrior class. Usually associated with a clan and their lord, the samurai also followed a set of rules that later came to be known as the bushidō. Although the samurai numbered less than 10% of Japan's former population, their…

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  • Similarities Between The Knight And Samurai

    The samurai and the knight had his origins in military and economic need. His role was as a warrior, and like the samurai in some cases he was little more than a thug rewarded for his viciousness. But if a knight was to succeed, he had to take his role in the military seriously. Furthermore, like the samurai of Japan as time went on, success required more than brawn: it required loyalty to his liege-lord in society as well as strategy and ingenuity on the battlefield. Born of Noble blood and…

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  • Values Of The European Knight And The Japanese Samurai

    European Knight vs the Japanese Samurai European Knights and Samurai of Japan have often been compared to one another. Upon comparison there are major differences is their armor, how drastically different ideas, philsosophies, culture, fighting styles, and weapons influence the design and progression of each technology. Values in each society share many of the same ideologies. For example, Knights honored a code called chivalry, and the Samurai honored the Bushido code. Common values shared by…

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