Samurai Mask, Edo-era

Samurai mask from the Edo period, 1710, cast iron.

Just Who Were the Samurai?

Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-5th grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 4 hours
Lesson duration: 1 hour

Description: Like the knights of medieval Europe, the Samurai of Japan were honor-bound and swore to defend their feudal lords at all cost. But who were they? What was their lifestyle like? How did they prepare for combat? Learn more about these fascinating warriors.

Objectives: Students should be able to identify samurai armor and associate those pieces with the samurai lifestyle.

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