Essays Tagged: "Samurai"

Japanese suicide ritual

192-1868) ritual suicides played an important part of the code of bushido and the discipline of the samurai warrior class. Seppuku is the Japanese formal name for ritual suicides and hara-kiri is the ... inful method of self-termination. This was an almost unheard of practice until the emergence of the samurai as a warrior class in Japan. The Japanese, as most people, were more interested in living a ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"The Samurai's Garden" by Gail Tsukiyama.

sitcom. Unfortunately, we do not live in a make believe world where all is perfect. Even though The Samurai's Garden written by Gail Tsukiyama is a fictional story, it addresses real relationship issu ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Japanese military, social, political and economic reforms in the Meiji restoration.

avored and used the army style of Germany, and the naval style of the British. Some years later the Samurai system was abolished totally... Some Samurai were so upset, that they started a revolt.Econo ... In 1871 the Daimyo's were also dismissed, their land redistributed into smaller parts... Unlike the samurai, the Daimyo received a large pension to compensate the loss of their land. In 1872 there was ...

(2 pages) 61 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Description of how the movie "The Last Samurai" portrays the effects of Western Imperialism on Japan

e first battle scene the Japanese army is unprepared even though that had a huge advantage over the samurai as far as technology goes. The samurai used bow and arrows, swords, spears, and rode on hors ... e headpieces. The Japanese army wore modern outfits and fired their arms in synchronized lines. The samurai reigned victorious. It was considered an honor among the samurai to die in battle while figh ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A Spectacular Slice

ee films, Pulp Fiction, Jacky Brown, and Reservoir Dogs. This over the top exaggeration of Kung Fu, Samurai, and Italian Western, is seasoned perfectly by Quentin's creative, movie making, video game ...

(1 pages) 20 0 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Code Of The Samurai

It takes a lot of things to become a samurai. Honor, respect, discipline, and courage are some of the values needed. Also, you must go th ... must go through many physical trails. One of the most important aspects of being a samurai is respect. You must respect all of the people you meet, no matter their social rank. You wo ... e you meet, no matter their social rank. You would bow to them and say the proper greeting to them. Samurai would also show respect during duels. They would bow to their opponent, even though the samu ...

(2 pages) 64 0 1.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Info on the true samurai

Origin of SamuraiBefore Heian period, the army in Japan was modeled along with that of Chinese army and under ... such as bolts of cloth. These men were called Sakimori , lit. defender but they are not related to samurai.In the early Heian, the late 8th and early 9th centuries, the emperor Kammu sought to consol ... istrates from collecting taxes. They would eventually form themselves into armed parties and became samurai.The name of samurai came from guards of the imperial palace and private guards clans employe ...

(15 pages) 154 4 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Bushido Code

The Samurai's Tale, a book written by Erik Haugaard, portrays a perspicuous image of Japanese society in ... Medieval Japan. The Bushido Code, a code of conduct which stresses 6 values and is followed by all samurai, plays an important role in this book. The most prominent of these values are loyalty, coura ... the lowly peasant to the powerful general.Courage is equally important since it is what enables the samurai to fight each other on the battle field or there would be no fighting because the samurai wo ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Doing Good vs. Helping

that is done might only appear beneficial to the person trying to be generous. For example, when a samurai is defeated in battle but is not killed, rescuing them may appear to be the humane thing to ... ed in battle but is not killed, rescuing them may appear to be the humane thing to do. However, the samurai would see dying in combat much more honorable than fleeing. In this, point of view is the ke ...

(3 pages) 20 0 1.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Society Under the Tokugawa Shogunate

n Tokugawa Japan was strictly hierarchical with the population divided among four distinct classes: samurai, farmers, craftspeople, and traders. Prior to the Tokugawa period there was some movement am ... tutions were borrowed from China and supported this ideal. In particular, they tried to protect the samurai, making upward mobility from the farming class to the samurai impossible. The Tokugaw ...

(2 pages) 74 1 1.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Masashi applied in real life situations

Mushashi applied in Real Life SituationsWill DonovanMinamoto Mushashi was one of the greatest samurai to ever live. His style of fighting and martial strategy was tested in over 70 life or death ... sted by Minamoto Mushashi over his lifetime, can be used in an applied to our life. You do not need samurai swords or warfare to use these strategies in your life. Because these techniques are based o ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Paper on the Yakuza, its origins and schemes

Yakuza: Samurai Misfits, Gambling Degenerates and other Assorted RuffiansBy Will DonovanAmerica has the Mob. ... at their leisure, even to the point of cutting people down for fun. The Kabuki-mono were eccentric samurai, taking strong names for their gangs and speaking mostly in slang. Their loyalty to one anot ... ther from any threat. The Kabuki-mono were servants of the Shogun, in groups made of nearly 500,000 samurai. Unemployed during the peaceful times of the Tokugawa era, they were forced into becoming Ro ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A Creative Writing Poem Modeled after Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B"

e was a new frontierA new battleground I found myself forced uponOutstanding odds I now facedA lone samurai defending his villageLife for me stays busy and fullTwo jobs, school, and lifeThe first two ...

(1 pages) 59 2 4.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Evaluate the historical accuracy of the Samurai way of life represented in the film, 'The Last Samurai'

"What does it mean to be Samurai?" A class of self-sacrificing knights of ancient Japan, who are bound by a code too sacred t ... sthetes, appreciating the beauty of the cherry blossom, comparing its short term to his own life. A Samurai's family was responsible for maintaining the strict moral values placed on him, and his home ... They devoted their thoughts and actions entirely to one word, 'Bushido'. Zen and Shinto taught the Samurai peace and respect for nature and others, even in times of great turmoil. It was believed a S ...

(10 pages) 42 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Traveling Through "The Samurai's Garden"

The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama is a story about Stephen's journey in Tarumi. During the time thi ... resolved, it seemed like nothing but blue skies and safe traveling.Works CitedTsukiyama, Gail. The Samurai's Garden.New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1994.

(3 pages) 31 0 3.4 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why Was Japan Able To Mondernise So Successfully?

xercised all the governing power. Beneath the Shogun were the daimyo, or feudal nobles and then the Samurai who were the warrior class. At the base of the feudal scale were the merchants, the peasants ... e country operated peacefully. But even this peace caused civil unrest. Internal groups such as the Samurai, the merchants, the daimyos and the peasants found problems and grew impatient with their po ...

(7 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Kazuo Ishiguro's "A Family Supper" Title: Fugu Runs in The Family

ight was or anything of that nature. We learn that his father's firm has justcollapsed and how pure samurai blood actually runs in their family. In shame oftheir company's failure, his father's partne ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personal statement

born in Burma, and my father in, where else but the home of the corporate man, and the land of the samurai, one and only, Japan. But still the culture is deeply engraved in my family lifestyle.I coul ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Tokugawa Japan through Chushingura & Musui's Story

h invention, trade, and discovery (Foster, "Early").Within this 265 year period, the once respected samurai began to struggle not only on a financial level but also on a pride and respect level, with ... uries, the culture began to suffer: daimyo were beginning to be strapped for cash by the 1800s, the samurai's status was in a downward spiral since 1730, and the symbols of samurai status were able to ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Health and martial arts

and less more comfortable to live with. Kendo: The Way of the Sword first developed for the ancient samurai of feudal Japan in the 15th century to hone their skills without killing one another. They u ... bility to stay calm in any situation no matter what you're facing. Whether it's an army of opposing samurai or a classroom full of kids, the teachings of the samurai taught how to survive in any situa ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2012

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health