Samurai By ariyan Rangel P.2

Rise of Military Society

In 1185 Minamoto Yoritomo became the first shogun or commander in chief. However the shogun does not take the place of ruler and is instead the ruler of the entire army, making him have the real power. The daimyo are vassals to the daimyo. This means the shogun give the daimyo loyalty in return the daimyo sends tropes to defend their land. The samurai are powerful warriors that are loyal to the shogun and not the emperor. The samurai protect the shogun, the shogun send samurai to protect the daimyo when in vassals.

Training in writing, literature and tea ceremony

The samurai learned to wright haikus. The samurai were expected to know how to write. Samurai were trained to perform the tea ceremony. In the tea ceremony you would be invited by a tea master, you would enter through a door which is so small you would have to crawl through. In the ceremony the people invited would talk about sophisticated topics, and drink tea.

Spiritual training

Samurai were mostly Buddhist, at the time there were two popular forms of Buddhism. Amida Buddhism was focused on the fact that they belived a person could reach a paradise called the pure land. Zen Buddhism is focused on discipline cousing this to be the more popular religion.

Women in samurai society

Over time samurai women lost their respect. An example of this is that in the 12th century the woman samurai could go into battle if their husband had died and protected the home, they were also suppose to fallow bushido. In the 17th century women were seen inferior to their husbands and women did not choose their husbands, usually their families arranged the marriage.

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