Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

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Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681950448

Category: Fiction

Page: 89

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A Collection of Thoughts, Sayings and Meditations on the Way of the Samurai "It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation." — Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai A formerly secret text known only to the Samurai, Hagakure is a classic text on Bushido--the Way of the Warrior. More than just a handbook for battle, Hagakure is a text that filled with teachings that still apply in business, political and social situations today. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

The Hagakure

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo,D. E. Tarver

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595253628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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Warrior ethics have been studied in famous books and popular movies such as Shogun and The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise. The Hagakure was originally written in the early 1700s over a seven year period. Dictated by Yamamoto Tsunetomo to an assistant, the book was never meant to be published, but after Tsunetomo's death the assistant published it to honor his master. Inside this ancient text are all the deep and mysterious ways of the Samurai. Page after page of topics unfold, ranging from the best way to face death to not looking foolish in a rainstorm. The Hagakure is chock full of Zen-like wisdom and maxims, and presents a revealing look at history's greatest warrior society, Japan in the age of the Samurai. Many use The Hagakure today as a guidebook on ethics, while others are awestruck by this glimpse at the Samurai's way of thinking.

葉隠

The Book of the Samurai

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Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9780870113789

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Outlines the ethical code of the samurai in a time when the martial skills of the warrior became redundant and his role was subsumed into governmental service.

Hagakure - Selections

The Way of the Samurai

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Author: Yamamoto

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442939931

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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It is a collection of philosophical notes written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo that offers both instruction and insight to the way of the Samurai. The concepts explained are a unique blend of Zen and Confucianism that was prevalent during Edo Era. It consists of detailed description on Japanese culture. An informative read!

Hagakure

The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai

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Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291425X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The comprehensive and accurate edition of the Hagakure is a must-have for serious martial artists or fans of samurai and the bushido code. The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts—written nearly 300 years ago by Yamamoto Tsunetomo to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence has been felt throughout the world, and yet its existence is scarcely known to many Westerners. This is the first translation to include the complete first two books of the Hagakure and the most reliable and authentic passages contained within the third book; all other English translations published previously have been extremely fragmentary and incomplete. Alex Bennett's completely new and highly readable translation of this essential work includes extensive footnotes that serve to fill in many cultural and historical gaps in the previous translations. This unique combination of readability and scholarship gives Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai a distinct advantage over all previous English editions.

The Art of the Samurai

Yamamoto Tsunetomo's Hagakure

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Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627951289

Category: History

Page: 272

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In today's times, with it's plethora of quick-fix self help books, which for the most part seem to excel in non-directive, mundane advice, it is a pleasure to read a book that reaches back through the centuries to offer sound advice on how to live your life. It is this particular aspect that places it above Sun Tzu's 'Art of War' and Musashi's 'Book of Five Rings', all fine books, but more designed for group or individual warfare tactics. This masterpiece of the former samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo is a treatise written 300 years ago, preserved for generations in northern Kyushu by warrior chiefs as moral and practical instruction for themselves and their samurai retainers. Closely guarded as secret teachings and shown only to a chosen few, the manuscript became generally available only in the postsamurai Meiji era (1868 onwards). The Hagakure offers a fascinating insight into Japanese "warrior-ness". This was a culture in which death was embraced rather than feared. Yamamoto tells his readers how to foster courage, how to serve selflessly, how to become a skilled master of your own destiny, and how to infuse life with beauty while acknowledging its transience. Yamamoto's penetrating insights and profound aphorisms reflect important moral principles that still apply to us today. This illustrated edition of the ancient classic will enlighten anyone with an interest in Japanese culture and world literature.

Hagakure: Selections

Or, the Way of the Samurai

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Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425000509

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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It is a collection of philosophical notes written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo that offers both instruction and insight to the way of the Samurai. The concepts explained are a unique blend of Zen and Confucianism that was prevalent during Edo Era. It consists of detailed description on Japanese culture. An informative read!

My Hagakure

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Author: Paul Askedall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615452108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A memoir from a Modern Warrior of the Old Way. A writer, an artist, a Soldier, a student, a teacher; all describe Paul Askedall as he writes his views, opinions, emotions, and experiences of the day. Living by a martial philosophy, Paul shares a unique look on existence both inside and outside the box. Two parts silly, two parts serious, all parts intriguing, take time to read this interesting journal.

Hagakure Selections the Way of the Samur

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Author: Yamamoto

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425006043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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It is a collection of philosophical notes written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo that offers both instruction and insight to the way of the Samurai. The concepts explained are a unique blend of Zen and Confucianism that was prevalent during Edo Era. It consists of detailed description on Japanese culture. An informative read!

The Hagakure (Bushido) The Way of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo

New Modern Edition

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Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: Classics Press LLC

ISBN: 1938412052

Category: History

Page: 39

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Yamamoto Tsunetomo was a samurai for thirty years under Nabeshima Mitsushige, his father, and grandfather. Because Mitsushige disliked the practice, Tsunetomo did not follow his master in death. Later he narrated his thoughts and stories to Tashiro Tsuramoto who compiled and published the work Hagakure (literally hidden leaves or in the shadow of leaves), in 1716. Hagakure is also known as The Book of the Samurai and The Way of the Samurai. Aphorisms from the book were popularized in the 1999 Jim Jaramusch film "Ghost Dog" starring Forest Whitaker.