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BUSHIDO THE CODE OF THE SAMURAI
THE CODE The Japanese word Bushido comes from the terms bushi, which means “warrior” and do, which means “way”. This was the name given to the code in the 1600’s during the Tokugawa period. Bushido is based on seven key principals. What seven principles do you think they are?
GG i: Rectitude (character) YY u: Courage JJ in: Benevolence RR ei: Respect MM akato: Honesty MM eiyo: Honor CC hugi: Loyalty Which one of these do you feel is the most important quality to have? Why?
THE 47 RONIN (A story of Bushido) Key terms: – Bushido: Japanese warrior code – Ronin: Samurai without a master – Samurai: Soldier that serves his daimyo (Samurai means to serve) – Seppuku: Ritual suicide An account of the 47 Samurai can be found at
Describe how honor was more important than death to the samurai. What problems did the samurai of Lord Asano have after Lord Asano (their master) was executed? Why was a Ronin like a lost person? What did the Ronin do with the head of Lord Kira? Did that seem odd to you? After the Ronin completed their mission, what was their fate?