Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai


By (author) Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 192mm x 24mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1590309855
  • ISBN 13: 9781590309858
  • Edition statement: Translation
  • Sales rank: 42,236

Product description

'Hagakure' is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an 18th century samurai. It's a guide, organized as a loose collection of thoughts, on how samurai should behave and conduct themselves.

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William Scott Wilson is the foremost translator into English of traditional Japanese texts on samurai culture. His best-selling translations include "Hagakure" and "The Book of Five Rings."

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"This is a great book for anyone looking for a more centered way of life, or just some good advice about living.""--Sacramento Book Review"