|bushido||"way of the warrior" a code of conduct for the samurai, based on Shinto nationalism, confucian ethics, and zen buddhist self-discipline|
|kami||anything that the japanese hold as sacred, including deities, certain human beings, natural entities, and animals.|
|kamidana||small alter in the home|
|samurai||Japanese medieval knight|
|seppuku||ritual suicide, prescribed by bushido for samurai who have committed crimes or acts of dishonor|
an archway marking the entrance to a Shinto shrine or other sacred site.
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