Samurai were skilled warriors in Japan’s feudal age who were close to and fought at the behest of the nobility. Samurai adhered to a strict ethical code based on Confucianism known as bashido that dictated they live loyally and honorably, and die the same. There were many eras of samurai and many well-known samurai, who themselves were known by many samurai names. There are also many more samurai terms you may have heard, such as:
xxx shogun: a Japanese feudal era military leader
xxx ronin: a masterless samurai
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