Название: Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture
Автор: Inazo Nitobe
Издательство: Tuttle Publishing
Формат: pdf (true)
Размер: 11.79 MB
Japanese Bushido has played a major role in shaping modern Japanese society as well as the various modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally.
Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture written by Inazo Nitobe, one of Japan's foremost scholars, thoroughly explores each of these values and explains how they differ from their western counterparts.
The Soul of Japan, this samurai guide reveals the very essence of samurai warriors and Japanese culture and represents one of the most popular and authentic depictions of Japanese samurai philosophy.
Bushido has been variously defined, but it would seem that the definition most generally accepted is that Bushido is the unwritten code of laws governing the lives and conduct of the nobles of Japan, equivalent in many ways to the European chivalry.
The knights and nobles of feudal Japan were the samurai, retainers of the daimyo. Thus, Bushido was the code of conduct of the samurai, the aristocratic warrior class which arose during the wars of the twelfth century between the Taira and Minamoto clans—and came to glorious fruition in the Tokugawa period.
The samurai cultivated the martial virtues, were indifferent to death and pain in their loyalty to their overlords. Samurai were privileged to wear two swords, which were in turn “the soul of the samurai,” according to Nitobe.
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