We are the Samurai's and we are preparing for war because we are the warriors of Japan.
We have to defeat every other country and come out with the victory!
We are getting ready for war. Although we have nice educational skills, we also are prepared for war.
During Tokugawa period, it was a peaceful time so we mostly used our academic skills and not our battle field skills.
Our goal is to beat all the countries at war and to be able to rule over a peaceful Japan for two and half centuries
Several groups of rebellious samurai, who wanted Japan to stay the same, supported the emperor and began a civil war against the bakufu.
Surprisingly, they overthrew the shogun, ending the Tokugawa period and restoring the emperor to power. Lower class samurai took positions of leadership, controlling the government from behind the new emperor, a young boy who was called Emperor Meiji.
Finally, in 1876, the emperor banned samurai from wearing their swords, leading to the creation of a drafted standing army. The final bell had tolled for the samurai -- they no longer existed.The samurai no longer had a role in Japan.