Samurai's Influence On Feudal Japan

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The Samurai of Feudal Japan The Samurai caste of medieval Japan is often romanticized in popular culture, but their impact on Japanese society was far-reaching and profound. The Samurai were highly trained warriors who worked to control Feudal Lords' (daimyo) land. They were heavily trained in both sword-fighting and archery on horseback and on foot they were also masters of hand-to-hand combat(Japanese jujitsu). The Samurai had the most influence on Feudal Japan, shaping its culture, politics, and military practices through their strict codes of conduct, martial skills, and unwavering loyalty to their Lords. The Samurai had a hand in influencing the culture of Japan as they were looked up to by many as heroes or as great warriors with a strict code of conduct. Many pieces of art were based …show more content…

The Samurai's influence on Japanese culture extends beyond art and poetry. For instance, the concept of self-discipline and restraint, which were integral components of the Samurai code of conduct, can still be seen in modern-day Japan's work ethic and values. This also bleeds into their revolution in martial arts. The Samurai's martial skills and emphasis on discipline and training also influenced the development of various Japanese martial arts, such as judo, kendo, and karate. The Samurai proudly wore the crest of the family they served. Because of this the Samurai's loyalty eventually became a part of Japan's culture where the servants of a household are just as proud as the family themselves. The Samurai followed a strict moral code called Bushido that was never written down but taught through example and was always was based on the society of the time this became apart of Samurai culture.Not all of the Samurais' cultural effects were positive

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