The Japanese and European Worriors
Europe has many similarites as well as differences. The similarties are that they both have landowning and non – landowning castes during the middle ages.They both developed out of need for protection and were based on a system of mutual obligationd and responsibilites.Feudalism created need for the Knights and warriors who fought for there local lords. The Differences between both are Samurai had lightweight armor and thin sharp swords and Knights were usually on horseback, had large swords, and heavy armor. Japan compared to Europe was much less centralized. European knights usually had their own land and sefs which worked on this land. The Samauri were paided and bought their lands.
Armor is a very important aspect in the time of the knights and Samuari.The Knights armor were chainmail armor consisting thousands of interlocking rings woven painstaking by hand to form a shirt, coif, or leggings.Underneath the metal armor the knight would wear a padded garment known variously as an “aketon”or gambeson. Knights had a shield used to protect themselves and a helmet. Knight weapons developed longbow and crossbow, Lance, swords, daggers, maces, and fiails. The Samurai armor each suit of Japanese armor (kikou) Japanese helmet (Kabuto) and the Japanese sword (katana). The katana had a soul or chi and personality all its own. The samurai weapons two swords (daisho) 1 sword was long (katana) and more than 24 inches. The Short sword (wakizashi) was between 12 and 24 inches. Samurai gave names to swords believed it was the soul of their warriorship.
The Japanese and Europeans also had very diffenent religions. The Japanese were known as buddist who paracticed Budaism and the Europeans practised Catholicism and were Roman Catholics.