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Bushido : the soul of Japan

Author: Inazō Nitobe
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inazō Nitobe
ISBN: 9781775411512 1775411516
OCLC Number: 649054078
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages)
Contents: Bushido as an Ethical System --
Sources of Bushido, --
Rectitude or Justice, --
Courage, the Spirit of Daring and Bearing, --
Benevolence, the Feeling of Distress, --
Politeness, --
Veracity or Truthfulness, --
Honor, --
The Duty of Loyalty, --
Education and Training of a Samurai, --
Self-Control, --
The Institutions of Suicide and Redress, --
The Sword the Soul of the Samurai, --
The Training and Position of Woman --
The Influence of Bushido --
Is Bushido Still Alive? --
The Future of Bushido.
Responsibility: Inazo Nitobe.



Bushido, often translated as Way of the Warrior, came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten, the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy (ronri) that spread through the warrior class from the Muromachi (chusei) period." Nitobe Inazo, in his book Bushido: The Soul of Japan, described it in this way." ... Bushido, then, is the code of moral principles which the samurai were required or instructed to observe ... More frequently it is a code unuttered and unwritten ... It was an organic growth of decades and centuries of military career."


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