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Torii's father and grandfather had served the Tokugawa before him, and his own brother had already been killed in battle.
Torii's actions changed the course of Japanese history. Ieyasu Tokugawa successfully raised an army and won at Sekigahara.
The translator of Hagakure , William Scott Wilson , observed examples of warrior emphasis on death in clans other than Yamamoto's: "he Takeda Shingen was a strict disciplinarian as a warrior, and there is an exemplary story in the Hagakure relating his execution of two brawlers, not because they had fought, but because they had not fought to the death".
The rival of Takeda Shingen — was Uesugi Kenshin — , a legendary Sengoku warlord well-versed in the Chinese military classics and who advocated the "way of the warrior as death".
Japanese historian Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki describes Uesugi's beliefs as: "Those who are reluctant to give up their lives and embrace death are not true warriors Go to the battlefield firmly confident of victory, and you will come home with no wounds whatever.
Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death. When you leave the house determined not to see it again you will come home safely; when you have any thought of returning you will not return.
You may not be in the wrong to think that the world is always subject to change, but the warrior must not entertain this way of thinking, for his fate is always determined.
Families such as the Imagawa were influential in the development of warrior ethics and were widely quoted by other lords during their lifetime.
Historian H. Paul Varley notes the description of Japan given by Jesuit leader St. Francis Xavier : "There is no nation in the world which fears death less.
He also observed: "The Japanese are much braver and more warlike than the people of China, Korea, Ternate and all of the other nations around the Philippines.
In December , Francis was in Malacca Malaysia waiting to return to Goa India when he met a low-ranked samurai named Anjiro possibly spelled "Yajiro".
Anjiro was not an intellectual, but he impressed Xavier because he took careful notes of everything he said in church. Xavier made the decision to go to Japan in part because this low-ranking samurai convinced him in Portuguese that the Japanese people were highly educated and eager to learn.
They were hard workers and respectful of authority. In their laws and customs they were led by reason, and, should the Christian faith convince them of its truth, they would accept it en masse.
By the 12th century, upper-class samurai were highly literate because of the general introduction of Confucianism from China during the 7th to 9th centuries and in response to their perceived need to deal with the imperial court, who had a monopoly on culture and literacy for most of the Heian period.
As a result, they aspired to the more cultured abilities of the nobility. Examples such as Taira Tadanori a samurai who appears in the Heike Monogatari demonstrate that warriors idealized the arts and aspired to become skilled in them.
Tadanori was famous for his skill with the pen and the sword or the "bun and the bu", the harmony of fighting and learning.
By the time of the Edo period, Japan had a higher literacy comparable to that in central Europe. The number of men who actually achieved the ideal and lived their lives by it was high.
The Heike Monogatari makes reference to the educated poet-swordsman ideal in its mention of Taira no Tadanori's death: .
In his book "Ideals of the Samurai" translator William Scott Wilson states: "The warriors in the Heike Monogatari served as models for the educated warriors of later generations, and the ideals depicted by them were not assumed to be beyond reach.
Rather, these ideals were vigorously pursued in the upper echelons of warrior society and recommended as the proper form of the Japanese man of arms.
With the Heike Monogatari, the image of the Japanese warrior in literature came to its full maturity. Plenty of warrior writings document this ideal from the 13th century onward.
Most warriors aspired to or followed this ideal otherwise there would have been no cohesion in the samurai armies.
As aristocrats for centuries, samurai developed their own cultures that influenced Japanese culture as a whole. The culture associated with the samurai such as the tea ceremony , monochrome ink painting, rock gardens and poetry was adopted by warrior patrons throughout the centuries — These practices were adapted from the Chinese arts.
Zen monks introduced them to Japan and they were allowed to flourish due to the interest of powerful warrior elites.
Another Ashikaga patron of the arts was Yoshimasa. His cultural advisor, the Zen monk Zeami, introduced the tea ceremony to him.
Previously, tea had been used primarily for Buddhist monks to stay awake during meditation. In general, samurai, aristocrats, and priests had a very high literacy rate in kanji.
Recent studies have shown that literacy in kanji among other groups in society was somewhat higher than previously understood.
For example, court documents, birth and death records and marriage records from the Kamakura period, submitted by farmers, were prepared in Kanji.
Both the kanji literacy rate and skills in math improved toward the end of Kamakura period. Some samurai had buke bunko , or "warrior library", a personal library that held texts on strategy, the science of warfare, and other documents that would have proved useful during the warring era of feudal Japan.
One such library held 20, volumes. The upper class had Kuge bunko , or "family libraries", that held classics, Buddhist sacred texts, and family histories, as well as genealogical records.
Literacy was generally high among the warriors and the common classes as well. The feudal lord Asakura Norikage — AD noted the great loyalty given to his father, due to his polite letters, not just to fellow samurai, but also to the farmers and townspeople:.
There were to Lord Eirin's character many high points difficult to measure, but according to the elders the foremost of these was the way he governed the province by his civility.
It goes without saying that he acted this way toward those in the samurai class, but he was also polite in writing letters to the farmers and townspeople, and even in addressing these letters he was gracious beyond normal practice.
In this way, all were willing to sacrifice their lives for him and become his allies. In a letter dated 29 January , St Francis Xavier observed the ease of which the Japanese understood prayers due to the high level of literacy in Japan at that time:.
There are two kinds of writing in Japan, one used by men and the other by women; and for the most part both men and women, especially of the nobility and the commercial class, have a literary education.
The bonzes, or bonzesses, in their monasteries teach letters to the girls and boys, though rich and noble persons entrust the education of their children to private tutors.
Most of them can read, and this is a great help to them for the easy understanding of our usual prayers and the chief points of our holy religion. In a letter to Father Ignatius Loyola at Rome , Xavier further noted the education of the upper classes:.
The Nobles send their sons to monasteries to be educated as soon as they are 8 years old, and they remain there until they are 19 or 20, learning reading, writing and religion; as soon as they come out, they marry and apply themselves to politics.
They are discreet, magnanimous and lovers of virtue and letters, honouring learned men very much. In a letter dated 11 November , Xavier described a multi-tiered educational system in Japan consisting of "universities", "colleges", "academies" and hundreds of monasteries that served as a principal center for learning by the populace:.
But now we must give you an account of our stay at Cagoxima. We put into that port because the wind was adverse to our sailing to Meaco, which is the largest city in Japan, and most famous as the residence of the King and the Princes.
It is said that after four months are passed the favourable season for a voyage to Meaco will return, and then with the good help of God we shall sail thither.
The distance from Cagoxima is three hundred leagues. We hear wonderful stories about the size of Meaco: they say that it consists of more than ninety thousand dwellings.
There is a very famous University there, as well as five chief colleges of students, and more than two hundred monasteries of bonzes, and of others who are like coenobites, called Legioxi, as well as of women of the same kind, who are called Hamacutis.
These are situated round Meaco, with short distances between them, and each is frequented by about three thousand five hundred scholars.
Besides these there is the Academy at Bandou, much the largest and most famous in all Japan, and at a great distance from Meaco.
Bandou is a large territory, ruled by six minor princes, one of whom is more powerful than the others and is obeyed by them, being himself subject to the King of Japan, who is called the Great King of Meaco.
The things that are given out as to the greatness and celebrity of these universities and cities are so wonderful as to make us think of seeing them first with our own eyes and ascertaining the truth, and then when we have discovered and know how things really are, of writing an account of them to you.
They say that there are several lesser academies besides those which we have mentioned. A samurai was usually named by combining one kanji from his father or grandfather and one new kanji.
Samurai normally used only a small part of their total name. A man was addressed by his family name and his title, or by his yobina if he did not have a title.
However, the nanori was a private name that could be used by only a very few, including the emperor. Samurai could choose their own nanori and frequently changed their names to reflect their allegiances.
Samurai's were given the privilege of carrying 2 swords and using 'samurai surnames' to identify themselves from the common people. Samurai had arranged marriages, which were arranged by a go-between of the same or higher rank.
While for those samurai in the upper ranks this was a necessity as most had few opportunities to meet women , this was a formality for lower-ranked samurai.
Most samurai married women from a samurai family, but for lower-ranked samurai, marriages with commoners were permitted. In these marriages a dowry was brought by the woman and was used to set up the couple's new household.
A samurai could take concubines , but their backgrounds were checked by higher-ranked samurai. In many cases, taking a concubine was akin to a marriage.
Kidnapping a concubine, although common in fiction, would have been shameful, if not criminal. If the concubine was a commoner, a messenger was sent with betrothal money or a note for exemption of tax to ask for her parents' acceptance.
Even though the woman would not be a legal wife, a situation normally considered a demotion, many wealthy merchants believed that being the concubine of a samurai was superior to being the legal wife of a commoner.
When a merchant's daughter married a samurai, her family's money erased the samurai's debts, and the samurai's social status improved the standing of the merchant family.
If a samurai's commoner concubine gave birth to a son, the son could inherit his father's social status. A samurai could divorce his wife for a variety of reasons with approval from a superior, but divorce was, while not entirely nonexistent, a rare event.
A wife's failure to produce a son was cause for divorce, but adoption of a male heir was considered an acceptable alternative to divorce.
A samurai could divorce for personal reasons, even if he simply did not like his wife, but this was generally avoided as it would embarrass the person who had arranged the marriage.
A woman could also arrange a divorce, although it would generally take the form of the samurai divorcing her. After a divorce, samurai had to return the betrothal money, which often prevented divorces.
Maintaining the household was the main duty of women of the samurai class. This was especially crucial during early feudal Japan, when warrior husbands were often traveling abroad or engaged in clan battles.
The wife, or okugatasama meaning: one who remains in the home , was left to manage all household affairs, care for the children, and perhaps even defend the home forcibly.
For this reason, many women of the samurai class were trained in wielding a polearm called a naginata or a special knife called the kaiken in an art called tantojutsu lit.
There were women who actively engaged in battles alongside male samurai in Japan, although most of these female warriors were not formal samurai.
A samurai's daughter's greatest duty was political marriage. These women married members of enemy clans of their families to form a diplomatic relationship.
These alliances were stages for many intrigues, wars and tragedies throughout Japanese history. A woman could divorce her husband if he did not treat her well and also if he was a traitor to his wife's family.
A famous case was that of Oda Tokuhime Daughter of Oda Nobunaga ; irritated by the antics of her mother-in-law, Lady Tsukiyama the wife of Tokugawa Ieyasu , she was able to get Lady Tsukiyama arrested on suspicion of communicating with the Takeda clan then a great enemy of Nobunaga and the Oda clan.
Ieyasu also arrested his own son, Matsudaira Nobuyasu , who was Tokuhime's husband, because Nobuyasu was close to his mother Lady Tsukiyama.
To assuage his ally Nobunaga, Ieyasu had Lady Tsukiyama executed in and that same year ordered his son to commit seppuku to prevent him from seeking revenge for the death of his mother.
Traits valued in women of the samurai class were humility, obedience, self-control, strength, and loyalty.
Ideally, a samurai wife would be skilled at managing property, keeping records, dealing with financial matters, educating the children and perhaps servants as well , and caring for elderly parents or in-laws that may be living under her roof.
Confucian law, which helped define personal relationships and the code of ethics of the warrior class, required that a woman show subservience to her husband, filial piety to her parents, and care to the children.
Too much love and affection was also said to indulge and spoil the youngsters. Thus, a woman was also to exercise discipline.
Though women of wealthier samurai families enjoyed perks of their elevated position in society, such as avoiding the physical labor that those of lower classes often engaged in, they were still viewed as far beneath men.
Women were prohibited from engaging in any political affairs and were usually not the heads of their household. This does not mean that women in the samurai class were always powerless.
Powerful women both wisely and unwisely wielded power at various occasions. Throughout history, several women of the samurai class have acquired political power and influence, even though they have not received these privileges de jure.
Nene , wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, was known to overrule her husband's decisions at times, and Yodo-dono , his concubine, became the de facto master of Osaka castle and the Toyotomi clan after Hideyoshi's death.
Tachibana Ginchiyo was chosen to lead the Tachibana clan after her father's death. Yamauchi Chiyo , wife of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, has long been considered the ideal samurai wife.
According to legend, she made her kimono out of a quilted patchwork of bits of old cloth and saved pennies to buy her husband a magnificent horse, on which he rode to many victories.
The fact that Chiyo though she is better known as "Wife of Yamauchi Kazutoyo" is held in such high esteem for her economic sense is illuminating in the light of the fact that she never produced an heir and the Yamauchi clan was succeeded by Kazutoyo's younger brother.
The source of power for women may have been that samurai left their finances to their wives. As the Tokugawa period progressed more value became placed on education, and the education of females beginning at a young age became important to families and society as a whole.
Marriage criteria began to weigh intelligence and education as desirable attributes in a wife, right along with physical attractiveness. Though many of the texts written for women during the Tokugawa period only pertained to how a woman could become a successful wife and household manager, there were those that undertook the challenge of learning to read, and also tackled philosophical and literary classics.
Nearly all women of the samurai class were literate by the end of the Tokugawa period. Kasuga no Tsubone fighting robbers - Adachi Ginko c. Hangaku Gozen by Yoshitoshi , ca.
Japanese woman preparing for jigai female version of seppuku. Yuki no Kata defending Anotsu castle. One of the most prominent figures among them was Kim Yeocheol, who was granted the Japanese name Wakita Naokata and promoted to Commissioner of Kanazawa city.
The English sailor and adventurer William Adams — was among the first Westerners to receive the dignity of samurai.
He was provided with generous revenues: "For the services that I have done and do daily, being employed in the Emperor's service, the Emperor has given me a living".
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Which are all cool aspects to a film in my book. But again, when intertwined in such a bizarre way, any type of emotional aspect to the film is lost.
And that's where these films go awry. There are slow parts where it seems you're supposed to give a flying sh! But the thing is after that scene where the dude is literally turned into a 'fountain of blood', my mind is totally checked out, and I'm only looking for more grue and of course, nudity.
Which brings me to another aspect to this crazy genre; the lack of sleaze and nudity is disappointing. But besides one other nip scene, and of course the boob-weapon, there's nothing.
You would think with all the amputated limbs, geysers of blood, brains, alligator legs etc. But again, good job to this flick for delivering a nice 'n cutesy sex scene.
I feel like I have to repeat myself when I say, I like these films. But not really as films, but as a kind of gore highlight reel, with hot Asian babes prancing around doing high-kicks.
I'd love to see a film with this type of gore done in a more traditional way. Maybe a werewolf flick, that just showers the viewers with blood during scenes of attack.
Something more simple that's still enormously violent, could be something that really works. I feel that's just useless wishing, as it seems these films are slowly beginning to reach a wider audience, so we'll probably continue to watch this sub-genre of film for a wee bit longer.
Not that I really have a problem with that. It's just feeling a tad played out already. Also, moar bewbs, plz.
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Kengo Kaji. Nov 24, Takeshi Ayabe. Miki Hirase. Mitsuru Karahashi. Asuka Kataoka. Aino Kishi. Dai Mizuno. Mao Shiina.
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May 22, I'm unashamedly fond of this genre of over-the-top, ultra-gory, and often hilarious Japanese movies. When done right, they're endlessly entertaining.
Samurai Princess is not one of the finer examples that I've seen. The story is a revenge tale about a girl who becomes a Mecha super-powered humans modified with the body parts and souls of the dead.
She's searching for a group of men and two other Mechas who are responsible for the assault and dismemberment of a group of her friends. The plot is not presented in such a straightforward way, though, and there's a revolving door of random characters that pop up spout some back-story, get in a fight or two, and then die or disappear.Samurai Princess () Samurai Princess. () Bad guys raped a bunch of schoolgirls in the forest, but one girl survived with a lot of injures. She is found by mad scientist, which gave her a robo body. Since this moment she decides to take revenge for her friends and herself. Samurai Purinsesu: Gedo-hime (aka Samurai Princess) was the first theatrical feature for director and screenwriter Kengo Kaji; the cast includes two leading stars of the Japanese adult video industry, Aino Kishi and Mihiro Taniguchi. The film received its North American premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival. Samurai Princess is not one of the finer examples that I've seen. The story is a revenge tale about a girl who becomes a Mecha (super-powered humans modified with the body parts and souls of the. Synopsis A new samurai is born. When 11 of her friends are raped and murdered, leaving the Samurai Princess (Aino Kishi) the only survivor, she becomes infused with her comrades’ souls. Transformed into an android, she sets out to avenge their deaths. Samurai Princess is an on-going magical girl, adventure web comic by Richard Davies and Kailin Scott that started in January It is a hybrid of light hearted adventure with odd battles and darker themes. Princess Raeka's world is turned upside-down when a strange man steals her crown to fulfill his own selfish desires.