OK this is very vague for the moment so go nuts! The areas im stuck are as follows: Tea ceromonies Japanese atire(what they wore and when, aparently some of the traditional clothes were worn on certain events or celebrations) Ranks(how were the ranks in martial arts trained back via 1500's? To be specific Edo- Meji restoration.) Spritual values( apart from shinto and even budhism) I guess personal values Ive done as much reaserch on this in wiki and even samurai wikipedeas, I just need anyones opinion of their lifestyle and perhaps how to explain the customs in the dialogs, and in the story im working on. The characters and the time period dates around Edo-Meji Restorations, 1500's-1700's Gomenasai for asking the obvious!