Please note: This article is about the term for "sincerity". For other uses of the term, please see Makoto (disambiguation).


Makoto was the Rokugani word for "sincerity". It was one of the seven tenets of Bushido.

The samurai acts with conviction, casting aside doubt.
- [1]

Sincerity vs Honesty Edit

Sincerity was the ability to appear honest. A samurai was expected to lie to protect his family's honor, so the testimony of family members was not considered valid in court. The ability to appear sincere while apologizing was highly regarded. Rokugani were more concerned with saying what people want to hear than telling the truth. On the other hand, if a samurai said he will do something, he would do it or he would die trying. [2]

External Links Edit


Sincerity kanji


  1. Sincerity (Smaurai flavor)
  2. Player's Guide: 2nd Ed, p. 33

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