Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control, and he uses his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw comparisons with Medieval Chivalry, Philosophy, and Christianity.
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A great read for anyone curious about the Samurai or Japanese culture.
Wonderful enlightening work of philosophy and history
This has to be one of the best books I have read. Never in my life have I read the work of an author whose words could so echo my own beliefs. Though many western people will probably not enjoy some of the concepts they would deem outlandish, I find them truer to my heart than any religion or philosophy I have ever heard mention of. Inazo Nitobe, bushido may be lost as a national conscience, but the Yamamoto Spirit still lives within some of us.