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The word “Samurai” is in fact taken from the verb “Saburau” which signify to serve. The Samurai was to serve his Lord, Daimyo under the Shogunate. For amazing martial arts skills, the class of Samurai was known. Honor, justice and masculinity are denoted by Samurai. Japan’s pre-industrial upper military class uses the term Samurai. The warriors of Samurai lived historically by a rigid Bushido code. This code was based on the fundamental values of benevolence, loyalty, honor, respect and courage. These qualities of warrior are depicted in Samurai tattoos.