Buke (Japan)

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Buke (武家?) can be defined as "A martial house or a member of such a house"(Samurai). However, the term Buke is more closely translated to law or governing authority. Simply stated, Buke is used when describing an individual or group of individuals that have authority.(Mass)


Mass, Jeffrey P. Antiquity and Anachronism in Japanese History. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1992. 49-50. Print.

"Samurai, Japanese Warriors." Samurai, the Japanese Warrior Class. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 July 2013.