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Kantōrai

»Kantōrai«

The People are the Castle,
The People are the Stones,
The People are the Moat!

Love for your Comrades,
Hatred for your Enemies!

War is of Men,
Not of Castles.
War lies in the Attack,
Not in the Defense.

Lay down your Corpses to be your Walls,
Lay down your Corpses to bridge the Moat.
Attack your enemies on the Corpses of your Comrades.

Victory will be Yours!

Spoken by Ogami Ittō — 16th Century Feudal Japan