History of Asia

Samurai - History of the Samurai

Japanese warrior class or members of this class. The samurai appeared as administrators of the provinces representing the wealthy courtiers residing in the capital Kyoto. They formed a privileged caste until 1871, when the entire feudal system was abolished.

The samurai, who formed a social class, served the powerful clans called daimyo and military lords or shoguns, who ruled Japan from the twelfth century until 1867. The samurai were guided by a strict code called bushido ("the warrior's conduct". ), which united the ideal of loyalty and sacrifice.

Japanese Civilization