warriors duty was to protect the regional warlord to whom they owed their loyalty, they developed a stringent code of honor. Becoming a samurai required years of education、practice and discipline. The samurai trained themselves to be neither fearful of death nor hopeful of victory. They entered combat with a fierce intensity that was at the same time emotionless, formidable opponents who fought to the last man and won many battles on the basis of their reputation alone.
In 1701 an event involving the samurai established an enduring legend.
Three warlords were summoned to the imperial shogun's court. One, knowing little of court etiquette, insulted by a lord of shogun's court, was compelled by honor to draw his sword,subsequently wounding the man who had ridiculed his manners.
To draw a sword in the presence of the shogun was an unheard
of crime, however, and shogun commanded the warlord to commit
seppuku, the ritual suicide by disembowelment. The warlord, a man
of honor owing complete loyalty to the shogun, obeyed.
在十二世紀, 在日本武士邁向尖峰。非常地忠誠的武士的責任是保護地方軍閥他們對欠他們忠誠的武士, 他們創立了一個屬於榮譽的嚴厲的規則。變成武士們需要幾年教育.練習跟磨練 。武士們訓練自己不對死亡恐懼亦不對勝利懷抱希望。他們從事兇猛強烈的作戰同時是無情...