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"way of the gods", ancestor worship, worshipping nature, worship of Sun, emperor worship, emphasized harmony with nature
sacred part of worship in medieval Japan
warlords/rulers rather than the imperial family
what the daimyo's power depended on
means "servant", no desire for wealth or power
what samuri wanted rather than monetary wealth
warrior/ another meaning of samuri
Martial arts mastered by Samuri
hand to hand combat, archery, horsemanship, swordsmanship
code of conduct for samuri
ritualized suicide: disembowel oneself and then have fellow samuri cut off head: this was done to regain honor after humiliation
Zen Buddhism, Confucionism, Shinto
sources for bushido that emphasized simple life
Samuri engaged in this frequently and at length in order to maintain mental toughness and focus in battle
most powerful daimyos in Japan
first shogun in Japan