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Meaning of life is simply,"now" Not worry about past you cannot change it,Not worry about future it will simply arrive,Do very best for yourself,also all living creatures,
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I know of alot of recently made Samurai films I just haven't had the chance to actually watch them.
 
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During the Edo and Meiji periods, many samurai families, as they were dropped from being paid, married into merchant families to maintain funding and often offered their political power in return. The arranged marriage of my great-grandmother and great-grandfather was set up in the later period, 20 years before they were born - myself and some other family members suspect the above reason was behind it.
 
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Last Edit: 2012/02/03 17:28 By samurai8.
 
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Re:Samurai 8 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 1  
I believe that Samurai history in Japan is one of the most important pillars of many of the most "unique" aspects in modern Japan culture.

I recently read an introductory book in modern Japan, and it was almost impossible to go into the facts of moderns Japan without having a fair understanding of the historic background of Japanese culture.

I believe that one of the main reasons of why Samurai ended up being such important figure of Japanese culture was the role that they played in protecting their daimyo (or feudal lord) before the Tokugawa shogunate, in which Japan had been submerged in civil war for hundreds of years.

This mean that the whole country was divided, and the threat of invassion from neighboring territories was always at high risk, therefore, these lords created, trained and empowered all kinds of military tactics that evolved into the creation of the warrior (or Samurai) clans, and that ended up perfecting their codes to an almost ideal shape that resulted in the cration of the model Samurai.

The most important thing to consider here, is that we were dealing with a society that was based on war. This created a new (and very powerful) status whose main purpose was to attack and protect. To be a Samurai, was to be disciplined, cultured, skillful, brave and above it all, to be faithful to your master. This was the closest that any Japanese male could get to be considered worthy of honor and glory, so these people were extremely proud, and created a series of rules that nowaday prevail in the current "etiquette" of Japanese culture.

It is also very sad to learn the history of the decay of the Samurai class. When Tokugawa Iyeasu took power and managed to stop all the conflicts among the different territories of Japan, the Samurai were suddenly left without their primary role and essence of existance, so as years went by, they became bourocrats with no other real relevance or function than to bully each other and create trouble.

Regardless of all that, I still admire the legacy of the samurai in today's cultural aspects of Japan, and I think that thick books could be written (if they haven't already) about it ^___________^
 
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I learn alot of samurai history, especially of Akechi Mitsuhide he's one of my favorite person because he killed oda nobunaga at kyoto, im not saying in a harsh way, but nobunaga is an evil man and Akechi Mitsuhide had the right to kill nobunaga because nobunaga breaks his promise, and he also blamed nobunaga of the death of his mother, they kill his mother in a dreadful manner, after the death of his mother all he has was sorrow.
 
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