Being a Samurai in the Medieval Period

Being a Samurai Samurai means “one who serves”. It refers to the members of a Japanese warrior class. They were noblemen assigned to protect the Imperial Court. With a Shogun or a Daimyo employing them, they followed a strict moral code. This code defined their behavior and clothing. However, education set them apart from most […]

The Samurai Philosophy, a Eye-Opening World

The Samurai Philosophy & Beliefs   The role that samurai philosophy & culture has had in laying the foundation for what is popularly associated with a Japanese style of thinking is undeniable. Despite the disappearance of the samurai as a social class, their heritage permeates all strata of Japanese society. Their legacy influences every house, […]

The 7 Virtues of Bushido Explained (with examples)

The 7 Virtues of Bushido Today we will show the virtues of Bushido like never before. Those were violent times. The lands were being looted and destroyed. Men put on armor and prepared to fight their neighbors to death. The only law that prevailed was the law of the strongest. In the midst of the […]

Are Seppuku and Harakiri the Same?

Seppuku and Harakiri Undoubtedly, the term Harakiri is very familiar to us. We encounter it in our history classes. We even witness it in some Japanese movies that feature Samurai and their history. We also sometimes hear it from our playmates, friends, and other people. Still, we may have once seen it on the internet. […]

Is there a difference between Kabukimono and Ronin?

Kabukimono and Ronin What is Kabukimono? What is Ronin? Japanese people are ethnic groups that are native to Japan. They are one of the largest ethnic groups – approximately 129 million people worldwide. Japanese people are divided into different kinds and groups of people. It is also with their various roles and different ways of […]

Overview of the Japanese Samurai Throughout History: Principles, Weapons, Battles and Aftermath

Overview of the Japanese Samurai The Japanese Samurai, members of the country’s most powerful and prominent military caste, were originally provincial warriors. This was before they rose to power during the 12th century. It was also the beginning of the country’s first military dictatorship, the Shogunate. As servants under the Daimyo, these warriors backed up […]