Samurai flyer

By: Gabe Chalk, Lilly Hill, Cameron Martin, & Raegan Storie

Definition of samurai

A member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan, especially a member of the class of military retainers of the daimyos.

Relationship between samurai and daimyo

The daimyo hired many samurai warriors for protection. The daimyo were military lords while the samurai were warriors or knights under their command.

How samurai were paid

Samurai were paid by their feudal lords in rice or land. If they were given land they would often have peasant farmers work on it and give the samurai money or food.

Battle dress and equipment

The samurai wore the Kimono in battle, the men had an inner and outer layer. The six different parts of armor include the chest protector, shin guards, armored sleeves, a helmet and mask also the loin guards.

Rules regarding behavior

Bushido was the code of conduct of the samurai. This code held that the true warrior must hold loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as most important. Bushido means "warrior - samurai - ways." Failure to uphold the code would result in death.

Customs and traditions of samurai

They were not allowed to attend types of entertainment and they celebrate tea ceremonies which is a remembrance of Japanese history. Samurai men go by the samurai creed because it talks about their life, how they live, personality, religion, and their influence on the Bushido.