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Bushido: The Soul of the Samurai

by Inazo Nitobe and Seaan Michael Wilson

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Publisher Description

Bushido- The Soul of the Samurai, first published in 1905, is the classic introduction to samurai culture. Written by Inazo Nitobe, one of the foremost Japanese authors and educators of the time, this was the first book to explain samurai culture to Westerners in a way that was relatable. Nitobe described characteristics or virtues that are associated with bushido-honor, courage, justice, loyalty, self-control-and explained the philosophy behind how samurai were educated and trained; the connection between the sword and the samurai; ritual suicide; and the position of women in samurai culture. To this day, it's considered a must-read for understanding "the soul of Japan" and the samurai ethos.

However, Bushido is not an easy read. Although the ideas and concepts are fascinating, the prose is antiquated and the language makes the book somewhat ponderous to get through. This graphic novel treatment by acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson revitalizes this classic book. He and the illustrator have enlivened the language and the text is accompanied by vivid and exciting artwork. This graphic novel will complement Nitobe's original book and help bring this groundbreaking text to a new audience.

Author Biography

Educator, cultural interpreter, and civil servant, Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) was one of the earliest and most famous of the Japanese Quakers. Hoping to serve as a ?bridg
e? between Japan and the West, he studied in the US and in Germany. Nitobe's numerous writings in English made him the best known Japanese writer in the West during his lifetime.

Review

"Absolutely the best explanation of bushido in the English language."--Nicklaus Suino, author of The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

Product Details

Author
Inazo Nitobe, Seaan Michael Wilson
Short Title
BUSHIDO
Publisher
Shambhala
Language
English
Illustrator
Akiko Shimojima
ISBN-10
1611802105
ISBN-13
9781611802108
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
US
Year
2016
Subtitle
The Soul of the Samurai
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrated throughout
Pages
160
Publication Date
2016-08-29
Audience
General/Trade