Japanese Military Soldiers

Samurais facts

  • Samurai members are a powerful military caste in ancient japan
  • Samurais guarded wealthy land owners
  • Samurais served as guards of the imperial palace
  • They replaced the court nobles who had once surrounded the ruler
  • Samurai were capable of forming their armies
  • Samurai were encouraged by the rulers to live by elaborate rules (behavior and dress)
  • They were also called Bushidos