For my art portion of the project I decided to try to make a sculpture of a Samurai. It was made out of Apoxie sculpting clay, newspaper, and wire. The hardest part in my opinion was the detail in the armor. It didn't come out as well as I would have liked it to and I didn't have time to completely finish it. I started by making a armature out of wire to act as the skeleton and use the paper as the muscles/ tissue on the inside so the entire thing wasn't just clay. Using the paper helped
History / English
For English and American History I did two sets of haikus. One about A 14th century samurai and the other about a World War II kamikaze pilot. For both of them there were three haikus following the topics of Family,War, and honor. I then compared the poems together focusing on how the two people were different
Dishonor brings grief
Death of samurai brings death
Wife commits jigai
Honor to the Kamikaze and Samurai, was not only just a word it was a code that controlled them. Honor is one of if not the most important code. They lived by it, honor was so valuable that people would commit suicide if they dishonored themselves or their family. Honor was not only a thing people cared about in the 14th century. In World War II it was as much as an ideal as it was in the distant past. Pilots would yell "Banzai" that translated to "Ten thousand years of life to the emperor!" before the commited suicide by crashing their planes into their targets.