Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu.
Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a significant role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in developing modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally.
The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, (Bushido for Beginners), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendencies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of Bushido, the Japanese chivalric tradition.
With a bright, conversational narrative by Thomas Clear,y and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to corporate executives, students of Asian Culture, martial artists, or anyone sincerely interested in Japan and its people.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 191 x 127 x 15 mm
"...useful for students of the modern and classical martial arts and well worth buying." -Meik Skoss, Koryu.com
"This is a compelling, well-written translation." -Lawrence Kane, author of The Little Black Book of Violence and The Way of Kata
"...a wonderful book for anyone who wants to understand the ideals behind the true warrior."-Bohdi Sanders, author of Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior