What was the importance of the samurai in Japan?
What did the Samurai do?
a retainer of a daimyo.
Bring Stability to army because of smaller groups
Most skilled in the army
They served and fought when they had to.Powerful warriors who benefited everyone
What was their impact?
hereditary warrior class in feudal Japan.
a member of this aristocracy
Entered Political industry
What was their benefits?
The traditional samurai code of honor, discipline and morality known as Bushido–or “the way of the warrior”–was revived and made the basic code of conduct for much of Japanese society
Sword came to have a great significance in samurai culture.
Samurai culture influenced Zen Buddhism
They ushered a 250-year-long stretch of peace and prosperity in Japan
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