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    Samurai Influence

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    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 Downfall

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    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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    The Loyal Samurai

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    Have you ever thought of how life would be for a Samurai? The Loyal Samurai is about a samurai named, Kusunoki Masashige who always obeyed his master, no matter what. This demonstrates a real samurai. The Lives of the Samurai is about samurai’s daily lives and how they should be loyal and brave. This demonstrates a perfect samurai. The Lives of the Samurai and The Loyal Samurai are both different and similar in some ways. The Loyal Samurai demonstrates that a samurai should be compassionate,…

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    Samurai Culture

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    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 Code

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    The code of the samurai was developed over many centuries. The samurai code is honest, fair and fearless. If the samurai failed to live up to the code. For example, disgrace a person in a higher rank or he was to preserve his personal honor. When the lord dies some samurai kill them self to protest against another lord. The ceremony of the Seppuku was formal. First, a samurai took his last bath and dressed in all white. Then, there was some guest invited and a samurai ate his last meal. When he…

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    Samurai And Knights Dbq

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    Samurai and Knights: Were the Similarities Greater Than the Differences Imagine a knight and shining armor and a merciless samurai fighting till the death. Other than these these short descriptions, samurais and knights have many clear differences. Knights were the professional warriors in feudal Europe and the samurais were the warriors of feudal Japan. Both of these fighters had a master or lord that they had to stay loyal to in order to receive land. These two groups lived during medieval…

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    Samurai Knights Dbq

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    Similarities and Differences Between Samurai and Knights Have you ever thought about the medieval Knights and Samurai and what the similarities and differences are? During the late 1100s in Japan two large military clans called Taira and the Minamoto fought to control the country. The knights and Samurai were similar in many ways.The similarities between the samurai and knights were greater than the differences. This can be shown by looking at three areas: Social positions, training and armour,…

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    Way of the Samurai by William De Bary, “the business of the samurai is to reflect on his own station in life, to give loyal service to his master if he has one, to strengthen his fidelity in associations with friends, and, with due consideration of his own position, to devote himself to duty above all” (206). In Tokugawa Japan, this Way, also known as “bushido”, is what all samurai were set out to follow. A samurai adheres to the Neo-Confucian approach which “strives to fulfill the Way of the…

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    Samurai Warrior Culture

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    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

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    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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