How Did The Samurai's Impact On Japanese Culture

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Samurai were warrior class who lived by an unwritten code called “Bushido.”
They fought for the large landowners called Daimyo, they worked for the Daimyo’s protection and against other powerful landowners. The Samurai was taught the values and traditions, and had to be educated in literature and writing. Therefor samurai were also trained in meditation and fighting techniques such as archery, swordsmanship, and martial arts. All of this leads to an impact on military, feudalistic society and Japan’s history.
To commence, Samurai’s are important in Japanese history because they helped start feudalism and the Shogun’s rule. It all started when the central government had no authority over the large landowners. The Daimyo refused to pay their taxes, so when the Jurisdiction came to collect, the daimyo had this huge army of Samurais. On the website It states that “,Japan was dominated by a delicately-balanced, feudal-military system led by daimyos.” This shows that for five centuries Samurais kept the large landowners safe. Without them Daimyos would have had to pay taxes and the Shoguns would not be ruling. …show more content…

Samurai held a large influence on and of Zen Buddhism, and were the special warrior serving class.. These brutal heros used this philosophical teaching as a technique for battle. To overcome their fear in war, to pretend that they were already dead, to concentrate and to improve on weapon skill, these peaceful yet, killer warriors, spread and kept this philosophy in Japan. This also helped samurai achieve the warrior class to help people. Some were under the position of the Daimyo and served them. Others were loners and were usually paid to do work from peasants, merchants, and other citizens. Sometimes they could have been hired to kill someone, as they were a top class in the feudal system, sometimes they would be hired for farming

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