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Japanese Samurai: Five Facts

Japanese culture is rich in unique tradition and heritage, and the ancient world of it's highly revered samurai warriors have been depicted on screen plenty of times. But how much do you really know about the world of this intriguing military class? From the code of honour to the traditional dress, we've delved into the history of the samurai to pull out some facts that might surprise you, so that on your next trip to Japan you can truly appreciate their history which dates back thousands of years. Here are five essential facts about the Samurai.