The Japan became a miliary society due to ever-increasing imperialistic tendencies with the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. The number of changes and reforms that took place in this country effectively made them an imperialistic nation which wanted a lot of new land. The shogun, daimyo,and samurai contributed in japans military society because the shogun and daimyo were in charge of the military and the samurai were the fighters.

Samurai armor weapons and fighting

The samurai wore metal suits to protect themselves in fight they used them only in fight it is really hard to cross a samurai's armor they were very resistant and hard.

They were prepared and known how to fight they used their sharped and huge swords they were trained to fightn even without one.

The samurai were selected by the shoguns and daimyo. Much of the samurai's legendary discipline derives from the observation of Bushido a chief concern of the Bushido code was that of duty: duty to family, employer and fellow warriors. A second concern was that of preparation for death.Centuries before the advent of health clubs and charity ultra-marathons, samurai conditioned themselves and proved their physical toughness by battling with the elements. A code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese samurai. is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. It was originally reserved for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was used either voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture) or as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed because they had brought shame to themselves.

Training in writing and literature

Samurai were expected to know how to learn read and write. Many samurai were known as accomplished poets and some talented calligraphers. They had a really nice writing and literature.

Also called pure land Buddhism and it offered enlightenment for people who couldn't handle stress of meditation.

Zen rejects the study of scriptures religious rights devotional practices and good works in favor of meditation.

Samurais learned to overcome their fear to death samurais must always be alert.

Women in samurai society

The place of women in Japanese society provides an interesting blend of illusion and myth. There are two distinct Japanese societies - public and private. The popular Western image of the subservient Japanese woman is real, it is however, only an image. In their private family role, women quite often dominate the male members of the household. Judged by Western standards, the women of Japan are unusually dedicated to their families. The current position of women in Japanese society can be attributed to the vestiges of two old philosophies - Confucianism, and Samurai based feudalism. These influences are still strong, however in spite of these influences the public role of women has changed markedly since the beginning of World War II.


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