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How Samurai Work

The Samurai Spirit Lives On

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Although the samurai no longer exist, their spirit of honor and discipline has found a home in modern times. From the kamikaze pilots of Japan in World War II, to martial artists and even modern businessman who look to Bushido as a guide to living an honorable life, samurai continue to influence Japan today.

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Samurai on film:

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  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
  • Seven Samurai (1956)
  • The Magnificent Seven (Based on Seven Samurai) (1960)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • Sanjuro (1963)
  • Chushingura (1963)
  • Harakiri (1964)
  • Sword of Doom (1966)
  • Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1967)
  • Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island (1967)
  • Samurai Rebellion (1967)
  • The 47 Ronin (1979)
  • Kagemusha (1980)
  • Shogun (1980)
  • Blind Fury/Omega Doom (1990)
  • Heaven & Earth (1992)
  • Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai (1999)
  • The Last Samurai (2003)

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