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What is the code of Bushido?


The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai.



What are the seven virtues of bushido?


It is about making sure that we do not become indecisive and that our decisions are made and based on the right reasons.


Justice (義 gi)


Courage (勇氣 yūki)


Mercy (仁 jin)


Courtesy (禮 rei)


Honesty (誠 makoto)


Honor (名誉 meiyo)


Loyalty (忠義 chūgi)


Related virtues of:


Respect for parents and ancestors (孝 kō)


Care for the old (悌 tei)


Wisdom (智 chi)



Who created the code of bushido?


Under the Tokugawa Shogunate, some aspects of warrior values became formalized into Japanese feudal law. The word was first used in Japan during the 17th century in Kōyō Gunkan. It came into common usage in Japan and the West after the 1899 publication of Nitobe Inazō's Bushido: The Soul of Japan.



What is the definition of Bushido?


(in feudal Japan) the code of the samurai, stressing unquestioning loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life. Origin of Bushido. Japanese. 1895-1900.



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