Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Hagakure The Book of the Samurai Hagakure In the Shadow of Leaves is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction in the philosophy and code of beha

  • Title: Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
  • Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo William Scott Wilson
  • ISBN: 9784770029164
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hagakure In the Shadow of Leaves is a manual for the samurai classes 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 saHagakure In the Shadow of Leaves is a manual for the samurai classes 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, and 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 Hizen 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, including Yukio Mishima This translation offers 300 selections that constitute the core texts of the 1,300 present in the original Hagakure was featured prominently in the film Ghost Dog, by Jim Jarmusch.

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