The Sohei were warrior monks of feudal Japan. They were similar to the mountain ascetics known as Yamabushi, but unlike the Yamabushi hermits, the Sohei were usually organized into large armies or units.
The Sohei typically trained and practiced in various Buddhist temples, where they mastered the art of martial arts, such as horseback maneuvers, swordsmanship, as well as the use of various weapons and combat techniques.
They also studied battle tactics and strategies. The ancient supplies of the Sohei played a crucial role in their military activities.
These supplies included valuable resources, scrolls, books, fragments, equipment, and other necessary materials. These supplies allowed them to be self-sufficient and prepared for long marches and combat actions.