Samurai were the warrior class of Japan for almost 800 years. The samurai protected their Daimyo from attacks by other fuedal warlords. The sword was the weapon of choice for a samurai. They were trained in the martial art of ken-jutsu, "The Warrior Art of the Sword" and were guided by Bushido, "Way of the Warrior", a code of honor and social behavior. This screensaver displays 55 images of samurai with their glorious costumes and weaponry, drawn by Japanese artists from the mid to late 1800's.