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right side of the body, where he will tilt the blade up and drag it up slowly, but just a few inches. He would have tucked the sleeves of his garment under his knees, as to not fall backwards after his death. It was seen to be dishonorable. Also the man would have to die without a single expression on his face, because this would not restore the honor the man has lost (on the battle field the samurai wore a painted mask that would hide all emotion from his opponent (Leonard, Jonathon 71)). Lastly, a “Kaishaku” would stand by to sever the head of the victim with a single stroke of his sword. If the ceremony was done correctly, the deceased would be left the ever-lasting sense of honor to his name (www.usjujitsu.net/articles/bushi.htm). Throughout my studies of the Bushido Code

two words surfaced time and time again. “Bushi” and “honor”. I found that the Bushi was the foundation for the Bushido code. It enveloped the beliefs and customs that made up the Bushido code, and harmonized a concept of honor that taught the warrior class loyalty for all living things. This code helped shape a feudal Japan into the strong, honorable country it has become today. One question that may come to mind is whether or not Japan would be held in such high regard to their dedication with expanding their knowledge and staying true to their heritage of honor. Well this writer does not think so. I believe the principles of the Bushido code effects Japan to this day, and as long as the new generation continues to take in new knowledge, the code of honor will never die.