Bushido Katana Swords

The core tenets of Bushido date from as early as the 12th century as demonstrated by the earliest translations of Japanese literature and warrior house codes. Honor codes are still used today in gangs. Under the Tokugawa Shogunate, Bushido became formalized into Japanese Feudal Law.

Inazo Nitobe, in his book Bushido: The Soul of Japan, described it in this way. Bushido, then, is the code of moral principles which the samurai were required or instructed to observe but more frequently it is a code unuttered and unwritten. It was an organic growth of decades and centuries of military career.

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