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Index Samurai

were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. [1]

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A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars) is a 1964 Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role, alongside Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger.

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Adoption

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.

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Afro Samurai

, stylized as ΛFRO SΛMURΛI, is a Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki.

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Aizu

is the westernmost of the three regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, the other two regions being Nakadōri in the central area of the prefecture and Hamadōri in the east.

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Aizuwakamatsu

is a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

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Akechi Mitsuhide

, first called Jūbei from his clan and later from his title, was a samurai and general who lived during the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan.

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Akira Kurosawa

was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.

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Alessandro Valignano

Alessandro Valignano (Chinese: 范禮安 Fàn Lǐ’ān) (February 1539 – January 20, 1606) was an Italian Jesuit missionary born in Chieti, part of the Kingdom of Naples, who helped supervise the introduction of Catholicism to the Far East, and especially to Japan.

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Amakusa Shirō

, also known as, often romanized as Shirou led the Shimabara Rebellion, an uprising of Japanese Roman Catholics against the Shogunate.

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Archery

Archery is the art, sport, practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows.

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Arima clan

The was a Japanese samurai clan.

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Arquebus

The arquebus, derived from the German Hakenbüchse, was a form of long gun that appeared in Europe during the 15th century.

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Asakura Norikage

, also known as Asakura Sōteki (朝倉 宗滴), was a Japanese samurai warrior of the latter Sengoku Period.

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Asakura Yoshikage

was a Japanese daimyō of the Sengoku period (1467–1573) who ruled a part of Echizen Province in present-day Fukui Prefecture.

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Ashigaru

were foot-soldiers employed by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Ashikaga shogunate

The, also known as the,Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric.

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Ashikaga Yoshimasa

"Ashikaga Yoshimasa" in The New Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Bamboo

The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.

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Battle of Baekgang

The Battle of Baekgang or Battle of Baekgang-gu, also known as Battle of Hakusukinoe (白村江の戦い Hakusuki-no-e no Tatakai or Hakusonkō no Tatakai) in Japan, as Battle of Baijiangkou (白江口之战 Bāijiāngkǒu Zhīzhàn) in China, was a battle between Baekje restoration forces and their ally, Yamato Japan, against the allied forces of Silla and the Tang dynasty of ancient China.

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Battle of Dan-no-ura

The was a major sea battle of the Genpei War, occurring at Dan-no-ura, in the Shimonoseki Strait off the southern tip of Honshū.

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Battle of Nagashino

The took place in 1575 near Nagashino Castle on the plain of Shitarabara in the Mikawa Province of Japan.

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Battle of Sacheon (1598)

The Battle of Sacheon (泗川) was a siege by Korean and Chinese forces against the Japanese fortification of Sacheon from 6 to 11 November 1598.

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Battle of Sekigahara

The was a decisive battle on October 21, 1600 (Keichō 5, 15th day of the 9th month), that preceded the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.

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Battle of Shiroyama

The took place on 24 September 1877, in Kagoshima, Japan.

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A bō (棒: ぼう), joong bong (Korean), bang (Chinese), or kun (Okinawan), is a piece of wood of varying lengths staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.

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Bomb

A bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy.

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Boshin War

The, sometimes known as the Japanese Revolution, was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the Imperial Court.

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Budō

is a Japanese term describing modern Japanese martial arts.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy refers to both a body of non-elective government officials and an administrative policy-making group.

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Bushido

is a Japanese collective term for the many codes of honour and ideals that dictated the samurai way of life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry in Europe.

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Capital punishment

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime.

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Carl Steenstrup

Carl Steenstrup (born 1934 in Vaasa, Finland; died November 11, 2014, in Berlin, Germany) was a Danish japanologist.

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Caste

Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, status in a hierarchy, customary social interaction, and exclusion.

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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Chokutō

The is a straight, one-edged Japanese sword that was produced prior to the 10th century.

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Commoner

The common people, also known as the common man, commoners, or the masses, are the ordinary people in a community or nation who lack any significant social status, especially those who are members of neither royalty, nobility, the clergy, nor any member of the aristocracy.

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Composite bow

A composite bow is a traditional bow made from horn, wood, and sinew laminated together, cf., laminated bow.

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Concubinage

Concubinage is an interpersonal and sexual relationship in which the couple are not or cannot be married.

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Confucianism

Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.

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Confucius

Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

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Council of Five Elders

The council of five elders, also known as the, was formed in 1595 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to rule Japan in the place of his son, Hideyori, until such time as he came of age.

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Daimyō

The were powerful Japanese feudal lords who, until their decline in the early Meiji period, ruled most of Japan from their vast, hereditary land holdings.

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Daishō

The —literally "big-little"—is a Japanese term for a matched pair of traditionally made Japanese swords (''nihonto'') worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan.

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Date Masamune

was a regional ruler of Japan's Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period.

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David "Race" Bannon

David Dilley Bannon (born David Wayne Dilley; April 22, 1963), nicknamed Race, is an American author and translator.

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Dō (armour)

Dō (breastplate or cuirass) is one of the major components of Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers (ashigaru) of feudal Japan.

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Dōjinshi

is the Japanese term for self-published works, usually magazines, manga or novels.

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De facto

In law and government, de facto (or;, "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws.

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Differential heat treatment

Differential heat treatment (also called selective heat treatment or local heat treatment) is a technique used during heat treating to harden or soften certain areas of a steel object, creating a difference in hardness between these areas.

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Dom Justo Takayama

Blessed Iustus or Dom Justo Takayama (born Hikogorō Shigetomo) (1552 – 3 or 5 February 1615) was a Japanese Roman Catholic kirishitan daimyō and samurai who lived during the Sengoku period that witnessed anti-religious sentiment.

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Dominican Order

The Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation OP), also known as the Dominican Order, is a mendicant Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest Dominic of Caleruega in France, approved by Pope Honorius III via the Papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216.

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Dowry

A dowry is a transfer of parental property, gifts or money at the marriage of a daughter.

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Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.

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East China Sea

The East China Sea is a marginal sea east of China.

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Edo period

The or is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.

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Edward and Henry Schnell

Edward Schnell and Henry Schnell were brothers of Dutch extraction and German arms dealers active in Japan.

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Eiji Yoshikawa

was a Japanese historical novelist.

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Emishi

The constituted an ethnic group of people who lived in northeastern Honshū in the Tōhoku region which was referred to as in contemporary sources.

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Emperor Kanmu

was the 50th emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō):; retrieved 2013-8-22.

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Emperor Meiji

, or, was the 122nd Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death on July 29, 1912.

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Emperor Monmu

was the 42nd emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō):; retrieved 2013-8-22.

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Emperor Tenji

, also known as Emperor Tenchi, was the 38th emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): according to the traditional order of succession.

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Enomoto Takeaki

Viscount was a Japanese samurai and admiral of the Tokugawa navy of Bakumatsu-period Japan, who remained faithful to the Tokugawa shogunate and fought against the new Meiji government until the end of the Boshin War.

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Eugène Collache

Eugène Collache (29 January 1847 in Perpignan – 25 October 1883 in Paris) was French Navy officer, who fought for the shōgun as a samurai during the Boshin War.

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Felice Beato

Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer.

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Feudalism

Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries.

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Formality

A formality is an established procedure or set of specific behaviors and utterances, conceptually similar to a ritual although typically secular and less involved.

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Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier, S.J. (born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta, in Latin Franciscus Xaverius, Basque: Frantzisko Xabierkoa, Spanish: Francisco Javier; 7 April 15063 December 1552), was a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic missionary, born in Javier (Xavier in Navarro-Aragonese or Xabier in Basque), Kingdom of Navarre (present day Spain), and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus.

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Franciscans

The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of Assisi.

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French military mission to Japan (1867–68)

The French Military Mission to Japan of 1867-68 was one of the first foreign military training missions to Japan.

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Fujiwara clan

, descending from the Nakatomi clan and through them Ame-no-Koyane-no-Mikoto, was a powerful family of regents in Japan.

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Fushimi Castle

, also known as or Fushimi-Momoyama Castle, is a castle in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward.

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Genkō Bōrui

The was a defensive stone wall, 20 kilometres (12 mi) long, constructed along Hakata Bay in Japan in preparation for an attack by Mongol forces of the Yuan dynasty after the first attack of 1274.

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Genpei War

The (1180–1185) was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late-Heian period of Japan.

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Genpuku

Genpuku (元服?), a Japanese coming-of-age ceremony modeled after an early Tang Dynasty Chinese custom, dates back to Japan's classical Nara Period (710–794 AD).

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Goa

Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, in Western India.

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Gonzo (company)

is a Japanese anime studio established on September 11, 1992 by former Gainax staff members.

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Grand strategy

Grand strategy or high strategy comprises the "purposeful employment of all instruments of power available to a security community".

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Gunpowder

Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.

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Hagakure

Hagakure (Kyūjitai:; Shinjitai:; meaning Hidden by the Leaves or hidden leaves), or is a practical and spiritual guide for a warrior, drawn from a collection of commentaries by the clerk Yamamoto Tsunetomo, former retainer to Nabeshima Mitsushige, the third ruler of what is now Saga Prefecture in Japan.

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Hakata Bay

is a bay in the northwestern part of Fukuoka city, on the Japanese island of Kyūshū.

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Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

is a ward of the city of Fukuoka in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Hanbō

The hanbō (半棒, "half-staff") is a staff used in martial arts.

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Harvard University Press

Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.

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Hatamoto

A was a samurai in the direct service of the Tokugawa shogunate of feudal Japan.

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Hattori Hanzō

, also known as, was a famous samurai of the Sengoku era, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan.

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Hōgen rebellion

The was a short civil war fought in order to resolve a dispute about Japanese Imperial succession.

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Hōjō Shigetoki (born 1198)

(July 11, 1198 – November 26, 1261) was a Japanese samurai of the Kamakura period.

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Hōjō Ujimasa

was the fourth head of the later Hōjō clan, and daimyō of Odawara.

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Heian period

The is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185.

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Heiji rebellion

The Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975).

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Hino Tomiko

was daughter of Hino Shigemasa and the official wife of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (at first Tomiko was bethroted to Ashikaga Yoshikatsu the 7th shogun but Yoshikatsu died at age of 10), and the mother of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, the 9th shōgun.

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Homosexuality in Japan

Records of men who have sex with men in Japan date back to ancient times.

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Honda Tadakatsu

, also called Honda Heihachirō (本多 平八郎), was a Japanese samurai, general (and later a daimyō) of the late Sengoku through early Edo periods, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Honnō-ji Incident

The refers to the forced suicide on June 21, 1582, of Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga at the hands of his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide.

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Honour

Honour (or honor in American English, note) is the idea of a bond between an individual and a society, as a quality of a person that is both of social teaching and of personal ethos, that manifests itself as a code of conduct, and has various elements such as valor, chivalry, honesty, and compassion.

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Honshu

Honshu is the largest and most populous island of Japan, located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.

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Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Ignazio Loiolakoa, Ignacio de Loyola; – 31 July 1556) was a Spanish Basque priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General.

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Ii Naotaka

was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period who served under the Tokugawa shogunate.

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Imagawa Sadayo

, also known as, was a renowned Japanese poet and military commander who served as tandai ("constable") of Kyūshū under the Ashikaga bakufu from 1371 to 1395.

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Imperial Court in Kyoto

The Imperial Court in Kyoto was the nominal ruling government of Japan from 794 AD until the Meiji period (1868–1912), after which the court was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo and integrated into the Meiji government.

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India

India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Indochina

Indochina, originally Indo-China, is a geographical term originating in the early nineteenth century and referring to the continental portion of the region now known as Southeast Asia.

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Invasion

An invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering; liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory; forcing the partition of a country; altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government; or a combination thereof.

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Iwasaki Yatarō

was a Japanese financier and shipping industrialist, and the founder of Mitsubishi.

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Jakarta

Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.

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James Mangold

James Mangold (born December 16, 1963) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer.

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Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn

Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn (or Lodensteijn) (1556–1623) was a native of Delft and one of the first Dutchmen in Japan, and the second mate on the Dutch ship De Liefde, which was stranded in Japan in 1600.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese armour

Armour in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century.

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Japanese clans

There are ancient-era clan names called or.

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Japanese frigate Kaiyō Maru

was one of Japan's first modern warships, a frigate powered by both sails and steam.

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Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)

The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597.

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Japanese martial arts

Japanese martial arts refer to the variety of martial arts native to the country of Japan.

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Japanese sword

A is one of several types of traditionally made swords from Japan.

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Japanese swordsmithing

Japanese swordsmithing is the labour-intensive bladesmithing process developed in Japan for forging traditionally made bladed weapons (nihonto) including katana, wakizashi, tantō, yari, naginata, nagamaki, tachi, uchigatana, nodachi, ōdachi, kodachi, and ya (arrow).

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Japanese tea ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.

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A is an approximately wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts.

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Jidaigeki

is a genre of film, television, video game, and theatre in Japan.

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Jitō

were medieval land stewards in Japan, especially in the Kamakura and Muromachi shogunates.

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Jitte

A is a specialized weapon that was used by police in Edo period Japan.

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John Ford

John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director.

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Joseon

The Joseon dynasty (also transcribed as Chosŏn or Chosun, 조선; officially the Kingdom of Great Joseon, 대조선국) was a Korean dynastic kingdom that lasted for approximately five centuries.

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Kabuto

Kabuto (兜, 冑) is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan.

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Kagoshima

is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin.

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Kaiken (dagger)

A is a long, single or double-edged dagger without ornamental fittings housed in a plain mount.

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Kamakura

is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Kamakura shogunate

The Kamakura shogunate (Japanese: 鎌倉幕府, Kamakura bakufu) was a Japanese feudal military governmentNussbaum, Louis-Frédéric.

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Kanabō

The (literally: "metal stick") was a spiked or studded two-handed war club used in feudal Japan by the samurai.

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Kanazawa

is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Kanji

Kanji (漢字) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system.

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Katana

Historically, were one of the traditionally made that were used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan.

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Katō Kiyomasa

was a Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama and Edo periods.

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Kendo

is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu).

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King Lear

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

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Kiri-sute gomen

is an old Japanese expression dating back to the feudal era right to strike (right of samurai to kill commoners for perceived affronts).

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Knight

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.

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Ko-ryū

is a Japanese term for Japanese martial arts that predate the Meiji Restoration (1868).

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Kokin Wakashū

The, commonly abbreviated as, is an early anthology of the waka form of Japanese poetry, dating from the Heian period.

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Koku

The is a Japanese unit of volume, equal to ten cubic shaku.

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Kokushi (official)

were officials in Classical Japan sent from the central government to oversee a province from around the 8th century, after the enactment of the Ritsuryō system.

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Konishi Yukinaga

Konishi Yukinaga (小西 行長, baptised under the personal name Agostinho (Portuguese for Augustine); 1555 – November 6, 1600) was a Kirishitan daimyō under Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

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Korea

Korea is a region in East Asia; since 1945 it has been divided into two distinctive sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea.

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Kshatriya

Kshatriya (Devanagari: क्षत्रिय; from Sanskrit kṣatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society.

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Kuge

The was a Japanese aristocratic class that dominated the Japanese imperial court in Kyoto.

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Kusari-fundo

Kusari-fundo (鎖分銅) is a hand held weapon used in feudal Japan, consisting of a length of chain (kusari) with a weight (fundo) attached to each end of the chain.

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Kusarigama

The is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama (the Japanese equivalent of a sickle) on a kusari-fundo – a type of metal chain (kusari) with a heavy iron weight (fundo) at the end.

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Kusunoki Masashige

was a 14th-century samurai who fought for Emperor Go-Daigo in the Genkō War, the attempt to wrest rulership of Japan away from the Kamakura shogunate and is remembered as the ideal of samurai loyalty.

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Kyūdō

Kyūdō is the Japanese martial art of archery.

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Kyūjutsu

("art of archery") is the traditional Japanese martial art of wielding a bow (yumi) as practiced by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Kyoto

, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Kyushu

is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands.

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Lamellar armour

Lamellar armour is a type of body armour, made from small rectangular plates (scales or lamellae) of iron, leather (rawhide), or bronze laced into horizontal rows.

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Laminated steel blade

A laminated steel blade or piled steel is a knife, sword, or other tool blade made out of layers of differing types of steel, rather than a single homogeneous alloy.

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Lance

The lance is a pole weapon designed to be used by a mounted warrior or cavalry soldier (lancer).

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Leather

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide.

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List of Japanese battles

The following is a list of Japanese battles, organised by date.

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List of samurai

The following is a list of Samurai and their wives.

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London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (officially The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a public research university located in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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Lone Wolf and Cub

is a manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima.

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Macbeth

Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.

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Magistrate

The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law.

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Maharlika

The Maharlika were the feudal warrior class in ancient Tagalog society in Luzon the Philippines translated in Spanish as Hidalgos, and meaning freeman, libres or freedman.

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Malacca

Malacca (Melaka; மலாக்கா) dubbed "The Historic State", is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca.

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Maradeka

Maradeka is an emerging pro-democracy Muslim political organization espousing non-violent political action in the Philippines amidst the backdrop of over four decades of armed Muslim insurgency mounted by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in their Moro Quest for self-rule after people dissenting Philippine government treatment of Muslim minority as second class citizens and suffering years of social, economic, and political inequities called Mindanao problem Maradeka is rooted from Malay word merdeka etymologically means freedom or liberation In reinvigorating the spirit and inherent values of freedom from Malay forebears, the word Maradeka was adopted as the name of the umbrella freedom alliance of 72 Bangsamoro civil society and political organizations, groups such as Task Force Mindanao, Alternative Muslim Mindanao Entrepreneurial Dev't, Inc (AMMENDI), Basilan Solidarity, Organization of Maguindanaon and Iranon, Bangsamoro Consultative Assembly, Bangsamoro Supreme Council of Ulama (BSCU), Maradeka Youth, Bangsa Iranun Muslim Advocates for Peace, Inc., Ittihadun As-Shabab Al-Muslimeen, Karitan Foundation Inc., Mindanao Peace Observers, Manila Peace Zone Community Association (MAPZCA), and Mindanao War Victims.

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Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media.

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Marvel vs. Capcom

is a series of crossover fighting games developed and published by Capcom, featuring characters from their own video game franchises and comic book series published by Marvel Comics.

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Masamune

, also known as, is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith.

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Matchlock

The matchlock was the first mechanism invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm.

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Matsudaira Katamori

was a samurai who lived in the last days of the Edo period and the early to mid Meiji period.

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Matthew C. Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was a Commodore of the United States Navy who commanded ships in several wars, including the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War (1846–48).

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Meiji Restoration

The, also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was an event that restored practical imperial rule to the Empire of Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.

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Mencius

Mencius or Mengzi (372–289 BC or 385–303 or 302BC) was a Chinese philosopher who has often been described as the "second Sage", that is after only Confucius himself.

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Merdeka

Merdeka is a word in the Indonesian and Malay language meaning independent or free.

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Military

A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.

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Military tactics

Military tactics encompasses the art of organising and employing fighting forces on or near the battlefield.

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Minamoto clan

was one of the surnames bestowed by the Emperors of Japan upon members of the imperial family who were excluded from the line of succession and demoted into the ranks of the nobility.

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Minamoto no Yoritomo

was the founder and the first shōgun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan.

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Minamoto no Yoshiie

Minamoto No Yoshiie (源 義家; 1039 – 4 August 1106), also known as Hachimantarō, was a Minamoto clan samurai of the late Heian period, and Chinjufu shogun (Commander-in-chief of the defense of the North).

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Minamoto no Yoshitsune

was a military commander of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods.

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Mitsubishi

The is a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies in a variety of industries.

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Miyamoto Musashi

, also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher, writer and rōnin.

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Muramasa: The Demon Blade, known in Japan as, is an action role-playing game developed by Vanillaware for the Wii, and later the PlayStation Vita.

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Musō Soseki

was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk and teacher, and a calligraphist, poet and garden designer.

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Musha shugyō

is a samurai warrior's quest or pilgrimage.

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Nabeshima Naoshige

was Daimyō of Hizen from 1538 to 1618.

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Nagasaki

() is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.

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Nagasaki Naval Training Center

The was a naval training institute, between 1855 when it was established by the government of the Tokugawa shogunate, until 1859, when it was transferred to Tsukiji in Edo.

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Nagato Province

, often called, was a province of Japan.

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Naginata

The naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀) is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese blades (''nihonto'') in the form of a pole weapon.

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Nagoya

is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.

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Nara period

The of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794.

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Nene (aristocrat)

, also known as or or Nemoji or or Toyotomi Yoshiko.

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Ninja

A or was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.

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Nobility

Nobility is a social class in aristocracy, normally ranked immediately under royalty, that possesses more acknowledged privileges and higher social status than most other classes in a society and with membership thereof typically being hereditary.

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Noblesse oblige

Noblesse oblige is a French expression used in English.

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Oda Nobunaga

was a powerful daimyō (feudal lord) of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period, and successfully gained control over most of Honshu.

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Oda Nobutada

was the eldest son of Oda Nobunaga, and a samurai who fought in many battles during the Sengoku period.

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Officer (armed forces)

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

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Onna-bugeisha

was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility.

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Owari Province

was a province of Japan in the area that today forms the western half of Aichi Prefecture, including the modern city of Nagoya.

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Paramount Network

Paramount Network is an American general entertainment cable and satellite channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Pechin

, or, was a rank among the Yukatchu class of the former Ryukyu Kingdom (modern-day Okinawa, Japan), above the rank of Satunushi and below the rank of Ueekata.

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Photochrom

Photochrom (Fotochrom, Photochrome or the Aäc process) is a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.

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Piracy

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.

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Plate armour

Plate armor is a historical type of personal body armour made from iron or steel plates, culminating in the iconic suit of armour entirely encasing the wearer.

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PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Portugal

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.

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Portuguese Empire

The Portuguese Empire (Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português) or the Portuguese Colonial Empire (Império Colonial Português), was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in world history and the first colonial empire of the Renaissance.

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Power Rangers Samurai

Power Rangers Samurai is the eighteenth season of the American children's television series Power Rangers.

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Primogeniture

Primogeniture is the right, by law or custom, of the paternally acknowledged, firstborn son to inherit his parent's entire or main estate, in preference to daughters, elder illegitimate sons, younger sons and collateral relatives; in some cases the estate may instead be the inheritance of the firstborn child or occasionally the firstborn daughter.

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Pure Land Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism (浄土仏教 Jōdo bukkyō; Korean:; Tịnh Độ Tông), also referred to as Amidism in English, is a broad branch of Mahayana Buddhism and one of the most widely practiced traditions of Buddhism in East Asia.

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Ran (film)

is a 1985 period tragedy film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.

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Rattan

Rattan (from the Malay rotan) is the name for roughly 600 species of old world climbing palms belonging to subfamily Calamoideae (from the Greek 'kálamos'.

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Rōnin

A was a samurai without lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan.

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Red seal ships

were Japanese armed merchant sailing ships bound for Southeast Asian ports with red-sealed letters patent issued by the early Tokugawa shogunate in the first half of the 17th century.

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Reincarnation

Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death.

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Rome

Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).

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Ryūzōji clan

was a Japanese kin group which traces its origin to Hizen Province on the island of Kyushu.

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Saigō Takamori

was one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration.

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Saitō Hajime

was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period, who most famously served as the captain of the third unit of the Shinsengumi.

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Sakamoto Ryōma

was a Japanese prominent figure in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate.

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Sakanoue no Tamuramaro

was a general and shōgun of the early Heian period of Japan.

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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer.

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Samurai 7

is a 2004 anime television series produced by Gonzo and based on the 1954 Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai.

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Samurai Champloo

, stylized as SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe.

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Sanada Yukimura

, actual name:, was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period.

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Sasaki Kojirō

(– April 13, 1612), often anglicised to Kojirō Sasaki, was a prominent Japanese swordsman widely considered a master of his craft, born in Fukui Prefecture.

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Satsuma Province

was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.

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Satsuma Rebellion

The was a revolt of disaffected samurai against the new imperial government, nine years into the Meiji Era.

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Seiwa Genji

The is a line of the Japanese Minamoto clan that is descended from Emperor Seiwa, which is the most successful and powerful line of the clan.

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Sengoku period

The is a period in Japanese history marked by social upheaval, political intrigue and near-constant military conflict.

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Seppuku

Seppuku (切腹, "cutting belly"), sometimes referred to as harakiri (腹切り, "abdomen/belly cutting", a native Japanese kun reading), is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment.

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Seven Samurai

is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Seven Spears of Shizugatake

The were mounted bodyguards for Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the battle of Shizugatake in 1583.

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Shōgun

The was the military dictator of Japan during the period from 1185 to 1868 (with exceptions).

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Shibata Katsuie

or was a Japanese samurai and military commander during the Sengoku period.

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Shigurui

is a Japanese manga series by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō.

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Shimazu Takahisa

, the son of Shimazu Tadayoshi, was a daimyō during Japan's Sengoku period.

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Shimazu Yoshihiro

was the second son of Shimazu Takahisa and younger brother of Shimazu Yoshihisa.

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Shinto

or kami-no-michi (among other names) is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.

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Shizoku

The was a social class merged with former Samurai on 25 July 1869, as part of the Meiji Restoration.

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Shugo

was a title, commonly translated as "(military) governor", "protector" or "constable", given to certain officials in feudal Japan.

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Siege of Osaka

The was a series of battles undertaken by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan, and ending in that clan's destruction.

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Silla

Silla (57 BC57 BC according to the Samguk Sagi; however Seth 2010 notes that "these dates are dutifully given in many textbooks and published materials in Korea today, but their basis is in myth; only Goguryeo may be traced back to a time period that is anywhere near its legendary founding." – 935 AD) was a kingdom located in southern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula.

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Silver Samurai

Silver Samurai is the name of two different fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Tachi

A was a type of traditionally made Japanese sword (''nihonto'') worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Tachibana clan (samurai)

This article is about the Tachibana (立花) samurai clan.

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Tachibana Ginchiyo

was head of the Japanese Tachibana clan during the Sengoku period.

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Taihō Code

The was an administrative reorganization enacted in 703 in Japan, at the end of the Asuka period.

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Taika Reform

The were a set of doctrines established by Emperor Kōtoku (孝徳天皇 Kōtoku-ennō) in the year 645.

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Taiko

are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments.

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Taira clan

was a major Japanese clan of samurai.

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Taira no Kiyomori

was a military leader of the late Heian period of Japan.

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Taira no Tadanori

(1144–1184) was the brother of clan head Taira no Kiyomori, and one of his generals in the Genpei War against the Minamoto.

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Takashi Okazaki

is a Japanese manga artist, visual designer and graphic designer, most notable for writing and illustrating the manga series Afro Samurai.

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Takeda Nobushige

was a samurai of Japan's Sengoku period, and younger brother of Takeda Shingen.

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Takeda Shingen

, of Kai Province, was a pre-eminent daimyō in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period.

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Tanbō

The, is a short staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan.

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Tanegashima (gun)

, most often called in Japanese and sometimes in English, which means matchlock gun, was a type of matchlock configured arquebus firearm introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in 1543.

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Tang dynasty

The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

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Tantō

A is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (''nihonto'') that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Tantojutsu

Tantōjutsu (短刀術) is a Japanese term for a variety of traditional Japanese knife fighting systems that used the tantō, a short knife or dagger.

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Ternate

Ternate is an island in the Maluku Islands (Moluccas) of eastern Indonesia.

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The Hidden Fortress

is a 1958 jidaigeki adventure film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune as General and Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki.

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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai is a 2003 American period drama war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan and Marshall Herskovitz.

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz.

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The Tale of the Heike

is an epic account compiled prior to 1330 of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180–1185).

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The Wicked and the Damned: A Hundred Tales of Karma

is a series of short story collections by Natsuhiko Kyogoku.

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The Wolverine (film)

The WolverineWolverine: Immortal in Brazil and Spanish-language markets, and Wolverine: Samurai in Japan.

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Throne of Blood

is a 1957 Japanese samurai film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Timawa

The Timawa (Spanish spelling: Timagua) were the feudal warrior class of the ancient Visayan societies of the Philippines.

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Tokugawa clan

The was a powerful daimyō family of Japan.

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Tokugawa Ieyasu

was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

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Tokugawa shogunate

The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the and the, was the last feudal Japanese military government, which existed between 1600 and 1868.

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Tokyo Station

is a railway station in the Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan.

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Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.

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Tomoe Gozen

was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (onna-bugeisha), known for her bravery and strength.

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Torii Mototada

was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period through late Azuchi–Momoyama period, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi

was a preeminent daimyō, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier".

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Uchigatana

An is a type of Japanese sword worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

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Uesugi Kenshin

was a daimyō who was born as Nagao Kagetora, and after the adoption into the Uesugi clan, ruled Echigo Province in the Sengoku period of Japan.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.

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Wakita Naokata

was a samurai from Joseon who served the Maeda clan in the early Edo period.

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Wakizashi

The is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihontō) worn by the samurai in feudal Japan.

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Western (genre)

The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.

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William Adams (sailor)

William Adams (24 September 1564 – 16 May 1620), known in Japanese as Miura Anjin (三浦按針: "the pilot of Miura Rigianan Koru") was an English navigator who, in 1600, was the first of his nation to reach Japan during a five-ship expedition for the Dutch East India Company.

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William Scott Wilson

William Scott Wilson (born 1944, Nashville, Tennessee) is known for translating several works of Japanese literature, mostly those relating to the martial tradition of that country.

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Wood

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Xbox

Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft.

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Yabusame

is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery.

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Yaesu

is a district in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan, located north of Ginza, west of Nihonbashi and Kyōbashi, and adjacent to the east side of Tokyo Station.

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Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi

was one of the most famous and romanticized of the samurai in Japan's feudal era.

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Yagyū Munenori

was a Japanese swordsman, founder of the Edo branch of Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, which he learned from his father Yagyū "Sekishūsai" Muneyoshi.

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Yamamoto Tsunetomo

, also read Yamamoto Jōchō (June 11, 1659 – November 30, 1719), was a samurai of the Saga Domain in Hizen Province under his lord Nabeshima Mitsushige.

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Yamaoka Tesshū

, also known as Ono Tetsutarō or Yamaoka Tetsutarō, was a famous samurai of the Bakumatsu period, who played an important role in the Meiji Restoration.

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Yari

is the term for one of the traditionally made Japanese blades (''nihonto'') in the form of a spear, or more specifically, the straight-headed spear.

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Yasuke

Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) (b.) was a black Samurai of African origin who served under the Japanese hegemon and warlord Oda Nobunaga in 1581 and 1582.

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Yōrō Code

The was one iteration of several codes or governing rules compiled in early Nara period in Classical Japan.

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Yi Sun-sin

Yi Sun-sin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598) was a Korean naval commander famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, who became an exemplar of conduct to both the Koreans and Japanese.

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Yodo-dono

or (1567 – June 4, 1615) was a prominently placed figure in late-Sengoku period.

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Yojimbo (film)

is a 1961 samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Yokosuka, Kanagawa

is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Yuan dynasty

The Yuan dynasty, officially the Great Yuan (Yehe Yuan Ulus), was the empire or ruling dynasty of China established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan.

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Yumi

is the Japanese term for a bow.

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Zen

Zen (p; translit) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty as Chan Buddhism.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai

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