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The Way of the Samurai

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Chivalry is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom; nor is it a dried-up specimen of an antique virtue preserved in the herbarium of our history. It is still a living object of power and beauty among us - The Way of the Samurai.


This luxurious hardback edition presents the classic work The Way of the Samurai - a fascinating exploration of Japanese samurai culture and their moral code.


This classic text by Inazo Nitobe reveals the beliefs and traditions within samurai culture. They were not simply warriors but an aristocratic class who practiced literary and military arts in equal measure. Nitobe explores this duality and the ways samurai principles continue to have resonance in modern Japanese society and around the globe.


Essential to this way of life was the samurai's moral code and the quality of bushido, roughly translated as chivalry. The Way of the Samurai provides an intriguing exploration of bushido and other valued qualities such as rectitude or justice, courage, politeness, veracity, honour, loyalty and self-control. It also explores the Samurai's more violent traditions, such as the chilling act of hara-kiri or self-immolation.


This mixture of chivalric principles with brutal warfare is fascinating. While many aspects of Samurai culture have disappeared, its principles still have resonance in modern Japanese society and around the globe.


This compact edition is presented in a luxury gift format. 

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