Both sides of the government, meaning the bakufu itself, as well as the warriors who lay their life down had a mutual understanding that loyalty warranted reward. In addition, in order to better his stake in reward, Suenaga was the persistent warrior who absolutely needed to be the first to battler so that he can have recognition as a truly brave samurai for whom people are prepared to vouch
Japan’s army followed the code of bushido, and Europe’s army had the code of chivalry (Doc E). Bushido was a code in which the samurais would devote their entire lives to serving their masters (Doc E). Samurais who followed the code of bushido would live life according to the Way, and punishing those who did not live their life working towards the way (Doc E). Samurais believed in the Way and the balance that it depicts (Doc F). Chivalry on the other hand was a code by which the European knights would follow (Doc E).
Tokugawa Japan + Medieval Europe Medieval Europe and Tokugawa Japan lived in seclusion to each other, and yet there were many uncanny similarities between Tokugawa Japan and Medieval Europe. In Medieval Europe there were many key features of the social system that were introduced at the time. The social system of Medieval Europe was called Feudalism. Feudalism puts the King in charge of everything and everyone, with barons and nobles underneath him. The nobles provide loyalty and knights to the king in return for land to control.
As Japan kept their occupation, karate was introduced and practiced, because of this Tae Kyon and Karate mixed and became a new art, Taekwondo. The techniques, terminology, and sciences were all named by General Choi. There is much more to Taekwondo than just the history. It involves the philosophy too. The five Taekwondo tenets are: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable
Respect (A Discussion on Chivalry used in The Green Knight and Morte D’Arthur.) Chivalry is code of conduct used by knights, and heroes of the past. “Chivalry, the order of knighthood and, especially, the code of knightly behavior that was a feature of the High and later Middle Ages in western Europe”(Funk). Along with this idea of Chivalry, Feudalism was used in Europe as well. Feudalism is the system of both government and land ownership, where in exchange for a nobleman 's oath of loyalty, a king would grant them land.
Sitting Bull’s Influence on America During the 1800s Sitting Bull was a great Influence on America. Sitting Bull fought the government and tried to protect his land. Sitting Bull also encouraged his people to live off of the reservations because of the mistreatment that was inflected upon them which changed the way we treat the tribes today. Sitting Bull helped preserve the old ways of life of his people. Sitting Bull was considered a great leader and helped shape the way we treat Indians today.
Conversely, Document eight references the importance of feudal Japan’s attitudes towards war, “It should be the primary concern of everyone to train himself unceasingly in military accomplishment. Those who excel their fellows should be given additional income.” The decree shows just how important military accomplishment was to the Japanese, one was given a bonus if he proved to be skilled in combat. The promise of a bonus to those who worked to improve their warrior skills was included in an official document, The Hundred Article Code of Chosokabe, making it obvious that warfare was the priority of the higher stations. These social codes show the differing societal priorities of Feudal Japan and Western
The Japanese samurai were what we all thought to be as a warrior, but there are more things to it than that. The samurai backed up the authority of the shogun and seeked their own power after being shut out of power by the fujiwara clan. The word samurai means “those who serve.” The samurai, began as provincial warriors, before rising to power in the 12th century. The beginning of the country’s first military dictatorship. The samurai were loyal retainers to the daimyo.
According to The Way of the Samurai by William De Bary, “the business of the samurai is to reflect on his own station in life, to give loyal service to his master if he has one, to strengthen his fidelity in associations with friends, and, with due consideration of his own position, to devote himself to duty above all” (206). In Tokugawa Japan, this Way, also known as “bushido”, was founded by Yamaga Soko who “combined the virtues of Confucian scholar and warrior” (Schirokauer 361). Not only was bushido something that all samurai followed, but they were to adhere to the Confucian approach which “strives to fulfill the Way of the lord and subject, friend and friend, parent and child, older and younger brother, and husband and wife” (De Bary