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In my essay on the Code of Bushido I will attempt to explain the different sections of the code as well as who used the code that defined Japans warrior class the general history of the code and the honor that accompanies it Bushi is a term that was given to the warrior class of a pre-feudal and feudal Japan wwwusjujitsunetarticlesbushihtm Bushido which literally translated to the way of the warriorHall Eleanor 37 was the certain philosophy that directed the Samurai The Chivalry code of the European Knights of the High Middle Ages was also compared to the Bushido code Similar to the Code of Chivalry the Code of Bushido contains eight principles that a loyal student must follow Jin-To develop sympathetic understanding for all living things Gi-Preserve the proper ethics Chu-Show loyalty to ones master Ko-To respect and care for ones parents Rei-Respect for others Chi-Enhance wisdom by broadening ones knowledge Shin-To remain truthful at all times Tei-To care for the aged and of humble station This code contains a mixture of Buddhism Confucius Chu-Tsu and Shinto which help this code remain uniquely Eastern This code also helped format the general rules for healthy and proud honor wwwgeocitiescomtokyotowers9151bushidohtm Contrary to Western belief we tend to classify Japanese warriors as Samurai but the term Bushi is a more correct term to use The classing and ranking of the Bushi was all dependent on marital status social status and the most important Shoguns favor The Samurai were just one rank among the Bushi and wasnt a very high rank at that Originally known as servants who waited on nobility but soon the samurai adopted the Bushido code and a warrior class was born wwwusjujitsunetarticlesbushihtm One of the main features of the Japanese feudal period was the master-vassal relationship Hall Eleanor 38 in which the Lord would hire samurai to protect his castle or manor from invasion from other powerful
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