THE SAMURAI 2 Minute Video2 Minute Video – Intro to Samurai What are the four core Samurai values: Code of Bushido 4 Values Frugality Honor Loyalty Martial Arts
THE HAGAKURE 18 TH CENTRUY BOOK WRITTEN BY A SAMURAI ILLUMINATES BUSHIDO CODE DICTATED SAMURAI CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR 1300 SHORT TALKS BETWEEN AN OLD AND YOUNG SAMURAI OVER 7 YEARS 300 TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON NO OTHER AUTHOR TRANSLATED SO MUCH OF THIS TEXT
SAMURAI WISDOM It’s feudal Japan. You are a part of a local clan led by a daimyo. Play rock, paper, scissors to decide who is the daimyo – the daimyo names the clan Play rock, paper, scissors to find two samurai The rest of you are peasants. It’s 1600. The daimyo wants all in his clan learn to live by samurai wisdom. He leads the clan in trying to be the first to read excerpts from the Hagakure and determine the main idea.
CLAN VIE FOR POWER Daimyo – lead your group in reading and interpreting. Have one member write the main idea and he/she has to get permission from you to have it checked by the shogun, your teacher. Once the main idea has been approved, all members write it and continue the process until you’ve interpreted all the wisdom. The first clan to correctly interpret all the main ideas can challenge the shogun for power. If he/she beats the shogun in rock/paper/scissor, he gets to be the shogun and make one class law. Begin
ANSWER ON WHITE BOARD 1.What are some samurai characteristics that you can see in the Hagakure? 2.How has this reading shown the samurai as more than a warrior? 3.What qualities of the samurai would carry over into today’s Japanese businessman? 4.What of these qualities would benefit you?
WWSD – WHAT WOULD A SAMURAI DO? Scenario One: While walking to your math class, you notice a fellow classmate is being attacked by a group of students? Q: What would a samurai do in the situation? Use evidence from one of your reading documents. Q2: What would you do in this situation?
WWSD – WHAT WOULD A SAMURAI DO? Scenario Two: You are earing a C in social studies class near the end of the quarter. Your teacher has offered you extra credit by participating in the book club but it will require a lot of reading and time and for you to give up a day at lunch. The most you could improve would be to a B. Q: What would a samurai do in the situation? Use evidence from one of your reading documents. Q2: What would you do in this situation?
WWSD – WHAT WOULD A SAMURAI DO? Scenario Three: Due to a bad financial year, your dad has lost his job at his business after years of work. Q: What would a samurai do in the situation? Use evidence from one of your reading documents. Q2: What would you do in this situation?
FUSIAN Bring me your $5, earn a barter ticket. Yes, you earn one if you already paid! The rest of you – it’s due tomorrow.
WHAT SPORT WOULD A SAMURAI PLAY? BASEBALL? Baseball – Would a samurai play baseball today? Student from Japan who was in US brought it back with him after studying in 1878.
BO-TAOISHI Bo-Taoishi 150 men try to gain control of a pole Most important position is the ninja at the top of the pole Would a samurai play bo-taoishi? See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNVkXNdH2mA&safe=acti ve
SAMURAI MIGHT PLAY SPORTS! WHAT IS THE NATIONAL SPORT OF JAPAN? Sumo Wrestling - Sumo You TubeSumo You Tube Traditional Japanese sport Many sumo rituals are associated with Shinto beliefs. Some ancient matches were done as a religious event – if a fisherman won, that would mean a good fishing season!
WOULD HE DO ORIGAMI The Japanese art of paperfolding. Would a samurai participate in origami? What evidence is there in the documents. Check it out: Japanese Origami - 2 minutesJapanese Origami - 2 minutes
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ARE YOU READY FOR WWSD? After watching videos of origami, martial arts, sumo wrestling and bo-taoishi, which one would a samurai most likely participate in today? You have five minutes to write a one paragraph response to the question on a piece of paper, and you must use the documents in your response. I’m looking for the top two responses in the class for bragging rights.