Samurai & Bushido

By Keely Savage

Samurai "Those who Serve"

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

Bushido "The Way of the Warrior"

Bushido is the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese Samurai.

How did Samurai Impact Japan?

With the decline of central power, local aristocrats took justice into their own hands. They turned to military force, and a new class of military servants emerged whose purpose was to protect the security and property of their employers. The Samurai made Japan a more secure and safer place.

How did the Bushido Impact Japan?

The Bushido impacted Japan by giving the Samurai something to live by, a way of life if you will. It created order in Japan.

Diary from a Samurai Warrior

I decided to become a Samurai Warrior because of the respect I would get. My duties are simple. I protect, and I serve. People look up to me, and respect me. I feel like I am more important than regular civilians, and in a way, I am.