Warriors of Japan: Samurai - Ninja - War Monks

  • Published 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

The word samurai comes from the Japanese verb saburau, which translates to serve someone and look up to them. Samurai were the hereditary military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan from the 12th century to their abolition in the 1870s.
Samurai had high prestige and special privileges, for example, wearing two swords. They do no longer exist, but their influence still manifests deeply in Japanese culture.
Samurai heritage can be seen all over Japan, castles, carefully planned gardens, and beautifully preserved samurai residences.
There were three principal ranks among samurai, gokenin, goshi, and hatamoto. Gokenin, or housemen, was the lowest. They were vassals of a feudal lord. Goshi, rustic warrior, could farm their land but could not have the two swords of the full samurai rank. And hatamoto is the highest rank.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

History
hannibal rome
youtube icon
27:42

Hannibal was a Carthaginian general and statesman who commanded Carthage’s main forces against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War.Many consider him one of the greates...

  • 222
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
History
zeus lovers
youtube icon
20:20

If you read Ancient Greece mythology, you will quickly think that Zeus was the Casanova of Ancient Greece. And that is not a far-fetched assumption.The Fathers of Gods and Men had ...

  • 316
  • 4 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
History
prostitution in the middle ages
youtube icon
10:18

All you need to know about how sexuality was oppressed and demonized by the church, for both men and women. This is why feminism is much needed till today.How much do you know abou...

  • 350
  • 4 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
History
ancient underground tunnel
youtube icon
27:56

Back in the day people built a lot of underground tunnels. They used it them mostly for escaping from a city. Rulers needed a quick exit in case of danger.Do you know how many of t...

  • 798
  • 1 month ago
  • 6(2)
Avatar

4,427 Videos / 14,583,043 Views
Tags

Related Articles
As one of the earliest civilizations in the history, Egyptians contributed so much to humanity. They had numerous discov...
  • 525
  • 2 months ago
The historic city flourished from the 14th to the 18th century. During that time, it grew to one of the largest and most...
  • 542
  • 2 months ago
More than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps
  • 963
  • 4 months ago
Schindler’s List is a true story movie made about Oscar. But there were many others who tried to help people in need. ...
  • 992
  • 5 months ago