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CompleteMartialArts.com - The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke


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Manufacturer: Charles E Tuttle Co
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 170.440952
EAN: 9780804831901
ISBN: 0804831904
Label: Charles E Tuttle Co
Manufacturer: Charles E Tuttle Co
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 1999-07-30
Publisher: Charles E Tuttle Co
Studio: Charles E Tuttle Co

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The Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way of the warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping the modern martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating to modern world, East and West.



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Summary: Disappointing
Comment: Cannot see any great spiritualism here.
Altogether a very disappointing experience.
A Karate Sensei has far more to offer.

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Summary: Timeless
Comment: Take a peek into Japanese culture, and be amazed how this ancient text still applies to life today. You'll also learn a great deal about medieval Japan.

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Summary: An ancient book but still applicable to modern life
Comment: Code of the Samurai is a nice peek into Japanese culture, in under a hundred pages. It's amazing to see how such an ancient book can still be of use today, and how some things we consider 'common courtesy' have fundamental roots, and an actual reason.

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Summary: Good
Comment: The author does a good job translating the text into modern day principles. Definitely a good read for those interested in Bushido and it's ideas.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Interesting
Comment: I found this book educational, comical, and well worth reading. In less than a hundred pages it taught me a lot about medieval Japan. What I enjoyed more is the way its original author's voice comes shining through in the text. His condescension, his bluntness, his matter-of-fact all make for a hilarious introduction to the mind of the samurai. Some of the statements that come out of Shigesuke's mouth are a world apart from what we hear in textbooks today. He has no problem telling the student that he is a "lazy" "moron" "coward" unless he is exactly what a warrior should be. But beneath all this there is wisdom here. A very interesting book.


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