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Code of the Samurai

A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke

Code of the Samurai
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Author Yuzan Daidouji
Translator Thomas Cleary
Price JPY 1,430
ISBN 978-4-8053-1682-5
Format 130×203mm 160pages Paperback
Availability In stock
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Description

Immerse yourself in the world of the Samurai with this classic text.

Code of the Samurai is the 350-year-old summary of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido--the ancient Japanese "Way of the Warrior." Written by Taira Shigesuke, a Samurai and prominent teacher of military techniques, it was published posthumously in 1834. This influential book was intended as a training manual for young Samurai, outlining personal and professional standards.

This accessible and enjoyable translation is by Thomas Cleary, the foremost translator of Asian martial classics, accompanied by the powerful line drawings of master illustrator Oscar Ratti. A new foreword by Alexander Bennett, a leading expert on Samurai history, explains the lasting importance of this classic work and its place within the canon of Japanese literature.

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