The Samurai

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

‘The Samurai’ is the definitive study of some of world’s most famous fighters from the heyday of the Heian Period (794-1185) to the inevitable decline that followed the opening of Japan in 1853.

This film explores the extraordinary legacy of martial artistry, ceremony, self-discipline and tenacity in battle of the knights of medieval Japan, an elite warrior class that held the reins of power and the fascination of the people for more than 700 years.

They were the masters of sword and bow, were driven by an unforgiving code of ethics, and they proved ferocious in combat. They beat back foreign invaders and fought each other for land, status, honor and glory.

Modern-day samurai explain the ways of life in the Bushido, while scholars detail the pivotal events in their centuries-long history.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Religion
Derinkuyu
youtube icon
41:55

In 1969, the city of Derinkuyu was opened for tourists. Before opening for tourists, officials in Turkey made sure to fully explore the underground city, for which they believe w...

  • 557
  • 1 month ago
  • 10(2)
Media
new york city alligators
youtube icon
50:01

Would you believe the story that alligators were actually found in the New York City Sewers? Well, believe it or not, it is true, as the New York Times published in the early 193...

  • 378
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
History
secrets of the pyramids
youtube icon
01:36:15

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built with extreme precision, Giza has earned to be called “Wonder”.Many scientists nowadays are wo...

  • 475
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Short
taj mahal history
youtube icon
10:03
Art +2

We all know the story of Taj Mahal. It has been told over and over. The modern city wonder, Taj Mahal was built by the emperor Shah Jahan as a gift for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal...

  • 393
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,405 Videos / 2,645,812 Views
Related Articles
There is a reason why Sparta was one of the most powerful cities in Ancient Greece, and it all came down to their army
  • 185
  • 2 weeks ago
They might not have been Catherine the Great, but they were more than just expansion of their husband.
  • 215
  • 3 weeks ago
The influence of Greek architecture is visible in Roman architecture later. During the Renaissance period, Ancient Greek...
  • 372
  • 1 month ago
The Victorian era lasted from the 1830s to the 1900s and was named after queen Victoria’s reign
  • 463
  • 1 month ago