History Origin Samurai – if according to Wikipedia Samurai (侍 or 士?) is the term for the elite class of military officers before the age of industrialization in Japan. The word “samurai” comes from the verb “samorau” ancient Japanese origin, turned into “saburau” which means “to serve”, and eventually become a “samurai” who worked as a waitress for the employer.
The more appropriate term is bushi (武士) (literally: “gunmen”) used during the Edo period. However, the term used for the samurai warrior elite of the nobility, and not for example, ashigaru or foot soldiers. Samurai were not bound by clan or working for an employer (daimyo) called a ronin (literally: “the waves”). Samurai who served in the han called Hanshi.
Samurai should be polite and educated, and during the Tokugawa shogunate gradually lost their military function. At the end of the Tokugawa era, samurai in general is a general stooge for the daimyo, with their swords only for customs purposes. With the Meiji reforms in the late 19th century, the samurai class was abolished as a distinct and replaced with a national army resembles a Western country. However, the nature of strict samurai known as bushido still present in Japanese society today, as well as aspects of their way of life to another.
Samurai synonymous with Harakiri. Harakiri for The Samurai it was suicide by piercing the chest or abdomen and rotated his sword, then his sword directed downward, right and over again, until the intestine out and its contents. Why do they dare to do things that bleak? The Samurai was very devoted to culture and country, if they lose, they are ready to die. than live in disgrace, it is better to die for his country, rather than life shrouded in shame. Leaders who fail he is also willing beheaded by a person of his choosing. And the person who selected it is an honor, as selected to behead the samurai.