8 Horrifying Facts You Didn’t Know about Samurai


8 Horrifying Facts You Didn’t Know about Samurai

According to the eastern and the western mixes of culture, the group of warriors who used to live together are to be known as the Samurai! In the Japanese terms, the word Samurai actually means warriors who were honorable and had served their communities as well as protected them! However the life of a warrior was not simple for them and they had some facts which might horrify you at any point of time! They were blood sucking parasite. Let’s check out 8 Horrifying Facts You Didn’t Know about Samurai.So what do you think- is it enough?

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8. They Tested Swords by Cutting People in Half

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Now let us have the first look! The word “Tameshigiri” in Japanese actually translates to “Taste Cut”! Now you may be thinking what it was but it was actaually a live stunt which was practised on people before buying swords! Want anything more horrorful?

7. Samurai Randomly Murdered People for Fun

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In the period of the Sengoku, there was an unbelievable practice going on among the warrior. They were actually getting rewarded for being monsters! The Samurai with most kills was awarded and this had eventually led to crime for the people!

6. Murder People They Thought Insulted Them

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There was a fundamental right which was given to every samurai known as the “Kiri-state gomen” which means to kill anyone of the lower caste even if they were a samurai who has insulted them or the other way round if they have felt offended by them. But there were two conditions- He will have to kill immediately after the incident occurs and the second one is to have an eye-witness which their servants can easily be. So they were lucky to get away with the crime easily.

5. They Used to Shoot Dogs with Arrows, for Sport

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Though the Samurais are synonymous to Katana which means “Japanese sword” yet they used to put an effort learning ow to use a bow! But the horrifying thing was that they used to practice using bows by shooting the Dogs with the Arrows. They used to deal it like a sport.

4. They Used to Have Lots of Sex with Teenage Boys

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What can be worst than this? Even after so many advantages that we have known about the Samurais, it may surprise you that to learn that to learn that becoming a samurai involved having a surprising amount of sex with an old, creepy man. Though they used to practice this with the boys who gives a sign of permission.

3. (Common) Women had to Pay to Marry Them

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According to the Samurais, there was a given term for the marriage of the lower class of women who wished to tie the knots with them! In a short, the Women had to pay them to make the Samurais as a life partner!

2. Wives Were Expected to Kill Themselves if Their Husband Messed Up

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What a disastrous sight it will be for a woman to call “You can’t fire me, I quit.” If it was a screwed set relationship between the Samurai and his wife, the latter was thought to commit suicide! It was a ritual practice of the Samurai Era!

1. Bushido, and How it Killed Thousands During WW2

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The term Bushido meant to be brave, self-sacrifice and not being a narc. In reality, the Bushido took a significant responsibility in the WW2 by killing thousands of people!