The Seven Virtues of Bushido

In the medieval times of Japan, the samurai warriors were employed to serve with nobility and protect the land of the wealthy. Although the samurai are no longer active, the influence of these great warriors still exists at a deep level in Japanese culture. During the Heian period (794 – 1185), warrior clans skilled in mounted combat became the Emperor’s preferred tool for shutting down rebellions. With the help of political backing and powerful resources, the samurai had risen to power. In 1160, the Taira clan beat the Minamoto clan in order to establish the first samurai-led government. From the … Read More