Ancient Medieval Samurai Zombie Warrior (Red & Gold) Statue
An Ancient Samurai Warrior Zombie Statue, a great desk decoration inspired by Samurai. This Medieval Zombie Samurai will be eye-catching decor to display in your personal spaces. Exquisite details and colors. There are two Japanese dragons playing with dragon pearl on the helmet. The face is wearing a demon mask half damaged by the fighting. The armor is richly detailed and decorated with Japanese patterns. Made in durable materials like eco freindly resin, no odor, non-toxic harmless, hand made and hand painted. Realistic details will bring an impressive focus to this artwork. The Samurai, a member of the Japanese warrior caste. The term Samurai was originally used to denote the aristocratic warriors (bushi), but it came to apply to all the members of the warrior class that rose to power in the 12th century and dominated the Japanese government until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Emerging from provincial warrior bands, the samurai of the Kamakura period (1192-1333), with their military skills and deep pride in their stoicism, developed a disciplined culture distinct from the earlier, quiet refinement of the imperial court. During the Muromachi period (1338-1573) under the growing influence of Zen Buddhism, the samurai culture produced many such uniquely Japanese arts as the tea ceremony and flower arranging that continue today.
The ideal samurai was supposed to be a stoic warrior who followed an unwritten code of conduct, later formalized as Bushido, which held bravery, honour, and personal loyalty above life itself. On the front side of the statue, “侍” represents the Bushido. Bushido is a code of conduct that emerged in Japan from the Samurai, or Japanese warriors, who spread their ideals throughout society. They drew inspiration from Confucianism, which is a relatively conservative philosophy and system of beliefs that places a great deal of importance on loyalty and duty. The Bushido code contains eight key principles or virtues that warriors were expected to uphold. (義, Gi: Honesty and Justice, 勇, Yu: Heroic Courage, 仁, Jin: Compassion, 礼, Rei: Kind Courtesy, 名誉, Meiyo: Honor, 忠義, Chugi: Duty and Loyalty, 誠, Makoto: Complete Sincerity). As the spiritual treasure of the Japanese people, Bushido has had a long and profound influence on Japanese society in both ancient and modern times. After a hundred years of baptism, bushido spirit is still shining in modern society, commanding the vigorous development of Japanese society and leading the Japanese people to pursue a happy life.
Japanese Samurai usually wear two swords, one long and one short. The long sword is usually called Katana and the short sword is called Wakizashi. This sculpture shows this. Synonymous with samurai bravery is the Katana, or samurai sword, and bushido dictated that this curved, slender blade was the soul of a warrior. Images of samurai depict them with their masterfully crafted weapons of war and together with the shorter blade of a wakizashi, this pair, known as the Daisho, represented the social status and personal honour of the Samurai. This Japanese samurai sculpture adopts the shape of meditation. From the 13th century, Samurai conduct became heavily influenced by Zen Buddhism. By being present in the moment, Zen training allowed a samurai to become one with their sword and the free and spontaneous mind gave them the mental edge over their enemy. Zen Meditation calmed the mind and gave a warrior philosophical strength to deal with their inevitable death. High-ranking samurai warriors of medieval Japan wore elaborate and expensive suits of armor designed to not only protect them from enemy weapons, but also to incorporate symbolism from Japanese mythology and art.
The armor of the highest-ranked warriors may have included an elaborate crest mounted on the top of the helmet, as well as a metal or leather face mask. Samurai who wanted to appear ferocious chose to wear masks depicting supernatural beings. Japanese armorers made ghost masks, evil demon masks and masks of “tengu“, or mountain goblins. However, the more elaborate and artistic evil demon designs masks did not become common until the peaceful Edo period, when armor was made more for show than for utility. The Zombies instead are beings in mythology, legend, or fiction that are deceased but behave as if they were alive. A common example of a Zombie being is a corpse reanimated by supernatural forces, by the application of either the deceased’s own life force or that of another being (such as a demon). The Zombie may be incorporeal like ghosts, or corporeal like vampires. The undead are featured in the belief systems of most cultures, and appeared in many books and movies. From the Stone Age to the Information Age, humans have been preoccupied with the Zombie for a long time. The history of zombies today is a worldwide phenomenon. Ancient Medieval Samurai Zombie Warrior (Red & Gold) Statue sizes: 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm x 7.5 inches / 19 cm x 15 inches / 38 cm.
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