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Japanese warrior-aristocrats of medieval and early modern times.
Miyamoto Musashi and Saigo Takamori were great samurai.
A social class of Japan
formed in the 12th century during the conflict between the Taira and Minamoto families during the Heian Era. The elite of society, they were the only class allowed to wear a sword in public (the longer katana and the shorter wakizashi). They refer to themselves as "bushi" rather than "samurai". Each samurai is trained in the art of warfare, martial arts, the sword, or the spear as well as in the way of Bushido. Each region developed their own unique style of swordsmanship or kenjutsu (such as Yagyu Shinkage-ryu as opposed to Itto-ryu) . The samurai is a cultural symbol of the ideal traits of the Japanese people- loyalty, honor,a centered mind, and attention to detail. During times of peace (Tokugawa Shogunate, 1600s+)the samurai would become artisans, farmers, or idlers (ronins/vagabonds). Their decline came in the late 19th century, with the Westernization of Japan and the advancements in weaponry.
Samurai during the 19th century spent more time drinking sake than fighting.
Feudal Japanese warriors, who followed Bushido, or the Way of the Warrior. Highly honorable fighters, they were skilled warriors and were fiercly loyal to their lords (Daimyo)
If shamed or ordered to, would commit seppuku.
a fuedal warrior that followed a strict code of moral conduct.They were extremely loyal to their leaders wheter it be a warlord or the emperor of japan.They were masters of the art of swordplay.They would not dishonor themselves by using fire arms either.The word samurai means "to serve".
equivalent to the knights of europe
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"I ripped the side open on my cadillac SUV, trying to fit in a Samurai-sized gap in the rocks."
The best warriors ever. As for the whole ninja kicking there asses thing. That can be said about almost anyone I mean ninjas use sneaky instink kills. However if a ninja and samurai fought face to face then the samurai would easily wipe the floor with those sneaky bastards.
Tom Cruise is NOT a samurai
The equivalent of the knights of European history. Hired swords who fight for Feudal Lords during wars and the such. Wields a Katana and sometimes a Wakazachi for backup; these swords are of high quality and passed down through many generations, unlike the ninja-to's that ninjas wield. Use a style of swordfighting called Kenpo, in which many different forms with super sweet names exist. It's a shame that ninjas are so much cooler.
person1: yo check out that samurai cutting people up.
person2: yo check out that ninja behind him that he hasn't noticed yet.
person1: woah i totally didnt notice him.
person2: i only noticed him cuz im asian.