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History Bushi

Bushi (武士) were members of the Japanese warrior class (samurai).


Culture  Samurai

Toshirō Mifune and Richard Chamberlain in "Shōgun " (1980) "Shōgun" is the first novel in James Clavell’s Asian Saga. It is set in feudal Japan somewhere around the year 1600 and gives a highly fictionalised account of the rise of Tokugawa Ieyasu to the shogunate, seen through the eyes of an...

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