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Undefeated Samurai

In general, samurai, aristocrats, and priests had a very high
literacy rate in kanji. Recent studies have shown that literacy in kanji
among other groups in society was somewhat higher than previously
understood. For example, court documents, birth and death records and
marriage records from the Kamakura period, submitted by farmers, were
prepared in Kanji. Both the kanji literacy rate and skills in math
improved toward the end of Kamakura period.

Some samurai had buke bunko, or “warrior library”, a personal library
that held texts on strategy, the science of warfare, and other
documents that would have proved useful during the warring era of feudal
Japan. One such library held 20,000 volumes

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