Samurai & Bushido
All about Samurai & Bushido
About the Samurai
The samurai were the medieval military nobles of Japan. Samurai worked for a clan and they had a lord most of the time. They were trained from childhood to have self discipline, a sense of duty, refusal of pain and death. During this time, the samurai were forced to live in castle towns. The samurai were the only ones allowed to own and carry swords and were paid in rice by their daimyo or feudal lords. Master-less samurai were called ronin and caused minor troubles during the 1600s.
Samurai warriors described themselves as followers of "The Way of the Warrior" or Bushido. Bushido is defined by the Japanese dictionary as "a unique philosophy that spread through the warrior class from the Muromachi period. From the earliest times, the Samurai felt that the path of the warrior was one of honor, emphazizing duty to one's master, and loyalty unto death.
They had great control over the government and everything was under control. They could keep the lord protected because of all of the samurai.
Why I am a Samurai
I was chosen at birth to be a samurai. I trained to deny pain and death. I serve the lord of my clan. My duties are to protect him and the clan with the other samurai. We have to fight other enemy samurai. We enforce the law of the community.