Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai

Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai

Alexander Bennett

The accomplished and actual version of the Hagakure is a must have for severe martial artists or lovers of samurai and the bushido code.

The Hagakure is among the such a lot influential of all jap texts—written approximately three hundred years in the past through Yamamoto Tsunetomo to summarize the very essence of the japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its impact has been felt during the global and but its lifestyles is scarcely recognized to many Westerners. this is often the 1st translation to incorporate the entire first books of the Hagakure and the main trustworthy and real passages contained in the 3rd ebook; all different English translations released formerly were super fragmentary and incomplete.

Alex Bennett's thoroughly new and hugely readable translation of this crucial paintings comprises vast footnotes that serve to fill in lots of cultural and historic gaps within the earlier translations. This special mixture of clarity and scholarship offers Hagakure: the key knowledge of the Samurai a special virtue over all earlier English variations.

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