The Samurai were warrior-nobles in Japanese society, with a strong honour code called bushido. The name ‘Samurai’ means ‘ones who serve’. Before the 1550s the Samurai were fierce warriors attached to a daimyo or lord, whom they were loyal to and fought for.
During this 6 week session, Students will learn about the history of the Samurai. We will review their life, culture and explore there armor. Each student or group of students will select and create their own clan with symbol/logo.
Ages 10 and up
Samurai (or bushi) were members of professional warrior clans who started to play a central rolein the history of medieval Japan. As they rose in both social and economic stature, they increasingly became the driving force behind the production of many kinds of artworks and decorative art objects.
Swords and armor, symbolizing military power, and garments and paintings made during the Momoyama period (1573-1615) demonstrated the Samurai were not only fierce but also intelligent and cultured.
Students will use fascinating historical details like these, to craft specialty armor and also write a short summary about the way of life for their own respective clan.