侍 Samurai

Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as Bushi or Buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. Samurai numbered less than 10% of Japan’s population. A word, Samurai is a noun appeared in 16th century came from a verb Saburau, meaning to accompany persons in the upper ranks of society. That is to say, Samurai had been a position to serve for the aristocracies with the military art.
Samurai followed a set of rules that came to be known as Bushido. Their teachings can still be found today in both everyday life and in modern Japanese martial arts.

 

足利義政 ASHIKAGA Yoshimasa

(January 20, 1436 - January 27, 1490)

 

武田信玄 TAKEDA Shingen

(December 1, 1521 - May 13, 1573)

 

上杉謙信 UESUGI Kenshin

(February 18, 1530 - April 19, 1578)

 

織田信長 ODA Nobunaga

(June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582)

 

豊臣秀吉 TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi

(1536 or 1537 - September 18, 1598)

 

徳川家康 TOKUGAWA Ieyasu

(January 31, 1543 - June 1, 1616)

 

本田忠勝 HONDA Tadakatsu

(March 17, 1548 - December 3, 1610)

 

真田幸村 SANADA Yukimura

(1567 - June 3, 1615)

 

伊達政宗 DATE Masamune

(September 5, 1567 - June 27, 1636)

 

宮本武蔵 MIYAMOTO Musashi

(1584 ? - June 13, 1645)

 

高杉晋作 TAKASUGI Shinsaku

(September 27, 1839 - May 17, 1867)

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