Bushido: The Way of the Samurai (Paperback)
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Short Description for Bushido "Bushido," the first English translation of the 18th-century "Hagakure"--the basis for samurai warrior behavior--provides a powerful message aimed at the mind and spirit of the samurai warrior. It offers beliefs that are difficult for the Western mind to embrace, yet fascinating in their pursuit of absolute service.
- Published: 01 January 2003
- Format: Paperback 112 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780757000263 ISBN 10: 0757000266
- Sales rank: 49,680
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Full description for Bushido
In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the "Hagakure, "a document that served as the basis for samurai warrior behavior. Its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class and shaped the underlying character of the Japanese psyche, from businessmen to soldiers. "Bushido "is the first English translation of this work. It provides a powerful message aimed at the mind and spirit of the samurai warrior. With "Bushido, "one can better put into perspective Japan s historical path.