Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fact of the Day: Samurai Numbers

Like the knights of Europe, the samurai of Japan were just a small chunk of the population. Less than ten percent of the country's residents in any period of Japanese history qualified to be in any stage of the samurai class. 

8 comments:

  1. Cool, I remembered when I was young, the TV show from Japan called "Samurai" was very popular though, LOL!

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  2. Sure would be nice right now to have a samurai or two to close down the rowdy outdoor party next door.

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  3. Hollywood sure wouldn't have you believe that

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  4. it certainly couldn't have been an easy life,

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  5. I visited a samurai castle in Japan. At the top of the wooden structure, there was a special "moon viewing" room. Apparently, that was a very popular activity among the samurai.

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  6. Still love the legend of the Samurai

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