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Hagakure = 葉隠 : the book of the samurai /
Hagakure : the book of the samurai

Author: 山本, 常朝, 1659-1719. [by]Yamamoto Tsunetomo ; translated by William Scott Wilson. ; Tsunetomo Yamamoto; William Scott Wilson
Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha International : New York : Distributed in the United States by Kodansha America, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New hard-cover edView all editions and formats
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"Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves") is a manual for the samurai class consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido - the Way of the Warrior. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word; it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: 山本, 常朝, 1659-1719. [by]Yamamoto Tsunetomo ; translated by William Scott Wilson. ; Tsunetomo Yamamoto; William Scott Wilson
OCLC Number: 1035089763
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages : illustrations, facsimiles)
Contents: Late Night Idle Talk --
Names, Places and Words.
Other Titles: Hagakure.
Book of the samurai
Responsibility: Yamamoto Tsunetomo ; translated by William Scott Wilson.
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"Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves") is a manual for the samurai class consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido - the Way of the Warrior. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word; it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven years, and as such covers a wide variety of subjects, often in no particular sequence." "The work represents an attitude far removed from our modern pragmatism and materialism. It possesses an intuitive rather than rational appeal in its assertion that Bushido is a Way of Dying, and that only a samurai retainer prepared and willing to die at any moment can be totally true to his lord. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Nabeshima fief to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought and came to influence many subsequent generations of Japanese, among whom Yukio Mishima was a notable example."--Jacket.

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