Famous ronin Miyamoto Musashi having his fortune told

 A ronin was a masterless samuri during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the ruin or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master’s favor or privilege. Since a ronin doesn’t serve any lord, he is no longer a samurai. A samurai is a “servant”, since the noun came from the verb “saburau” which is the Japanese for “to serve”.The word ronin literally means “wave man” – one who is tossed about, as on the waves in the sea. The term originated in the Nara and Heian periods, when it originally referred to serfs who had fled or deserted their master’s land. It is also a term used for samurai who had lost their masters in wars.

18 Responses to “A breif history about Ronins”

  1. January 31, 2007 at 3:43 am

    What makes you consider yourself a ronin?

  2. January 31, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Wow. I never thought somebody would ask me this question.

    As you have read a ronin is a materless samurai, who is forsaken and abondoned due to a failure of a mission. In our lives we face many challenges and missions which we have to face and tackle whether we like it or not. The failure to which is natural as anyother task given to a man.

    We are bound to live like a ronin sometimes in our lives. A masterless servant; who is cursed to live a life of misery. My blogs rarely reflect my dark side as men are discouraged to be an ’emo’ 😛

  3. January 31, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Your blog, however, does reveal one aspect of that darkness..the theme is decidedly black!

  4. January 31, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    I guess u didn fancy the phsychological aspect of it.

  5. 6 sslover314kboxguy
    August 26, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Where did u get that kick-butt theme?

  6. August 27, 2007 at 4:24 pm


    If you are talking about the layout, its one of the wordpress’s theme. I edited the picture though on Photoshop. thanks for your comments.

  7. 8 oemar
    September 14, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Nice blog you ve got here buddy…. and very good Ronin touch… I came to know about Ronin history after watching the movie Ronin 🙂 Hey btw, what is the meaning of Ammar (if thats your real name)… sounds pretty cool, never heard it before

  8. September 15, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Thank you Oemar You are most welcome here 🙂

    Yes my real name is Ammar. Its an Arabic name. I was named after Hazarat Ammar Bin Yasir (RA) one of the HOLY PROPHET’s (SAW) companion.

  9. 10 oemar
    September 16, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Oh thats cool… I guess I need to improve my Hadees knowledge then 🙂

  10. September 28, 2007 at 2:28 am

    I was reading through the comments and realized that paradaus has already asked them.

  11. 12 Lady Samurai
    June 11, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Wow, when I saw the word ‘Ronin’ at the top. I never thought that it is a japanese word. Its interesting how ya have that nick.

    And i hope samurai isnt that bad either(pointing at myself):D

  12. July 29, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Dear Ronin

    It was heartening to see the rafi numbers chosen by you. They had two timeless score composed by no other than Pancham da. I would like you to hear this number from Pyar Ka Mausam ” Meri nazar me sirf tum ho ” the prelude to rafi hardly heard verssion of Tum bin Jaoo Kahae. See the way Pancham has made Rafi Sahib change scales with the perfect blend of the brass and Manhori Singh Sax. A collectors item if you are a Rafi sahib fan then you must hear this. More on some immortal numbers
    of Pancham da

  13. 14 Brian Tolliver
    November 10, 2008 at 3:10 am

    my son will be born at or around january 5th and i intend to name him Ronin Crossman Tolliver.

  14. 15 qori
    June 10, 2009 at 5:55 am


  15. December 30, 2010 at 10:45 am

    the history of ronins sounds great. the idea alludes to so many diversified terrains of human existence. ronins i guess do find their own masters or become their own masters however the case may be..

  16. 17 ncr
    January 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    a masterless samurai…ronin. sword for hire.

  17. May 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm


    do you have a book about history of ronin or related to this title? because that book gonna be my references of my thesis. inform me if yu have, thnnks

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