Boshido was the code of the Samurai of which the Samurai followed. the Bushido code has 15 codes/ rules. the ceramony of saying you will follow the code was the Samurai had to sighn a contract with his blood then the contract was burned and the ashes were mixed into water then was drank. This was done with no questions. The code said you can not surrender in a fight you either faught to the death or you did suicide.Bushido as translation is the way of the warrior. Bushido was also a Samurai creed.