Samurai Weapons and
The Samurai's Creed -
Interesting insights into the beliefs of the samurai.
Samurai Quotations - A
person is known by what they say, especially if it
reflects what they do.
- Samurai practicing Zen and the martial arts.
A brief history of Samurai Armor - Actual photos.
Parts of Samurai Armor
- Drawings and sketches of the armor.
Helmet Cutting - The
measure of a sword.
Helmets were more than
functional tools. They were artistic creations
designed to intimidate the enemy.
Defensive Weapons of the Japanese Samurai - Historical information and photos.
Japanese Swords and Sword Arts - A history of Japanese swords
A Samurai Gallery -
See artistic depictions of Lord Takeda Shingen, Lord Oda
Nobunaga, and other famous samurai.
Tea In Japan - the
history of tea, tea utensils, the tea house, and the tea
The Book of Tea -
discover the relationship between tea, flowers, zen, and
Value of Art and
Beauty for the Samurai
Japanese Gardens -
What do you discover about Japanese philosophy and the
love of art and beauty in these gardens?
Matsuyama's Haiku and its Place in Japanese
Kyoto Museum - Hint:
Open the Museum Dictionary for superb links on Japanese
art. Get to know the culture by exploring the
"story" metaphor while viewing some incredible
Tokugawa Art Museum
-This museum offers photos and information on Japanese
culture. One can infer the evolving Japanese love of art
and beauty during the civil war period and into the
relatively peaceful Edo period by visiting these museum
Various Myths and
Folktales from Japan
Japanese Old Tales
The Bamboo Princess
Japanese Proverbs -
Use these links to synthesize thematic connections to
events and major characters in The Samurai's Tale.
Kotowaza on the Web -
Proverbs with literal meanings and short anecdotes,
written by students, to help explain the meaning.
Japanese Proverbs and Idioms - Proverbs and Idioms listed
Japanese Proverbs -
Interactive translations of Japanese proverbs.
Buddhism's Introduction into Japan - a brief history.
The Enlightened One -
the Four Noble Truths of Zen.
Bushido: The Way of the Warrior - a code for the Samurai.
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