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Nitobe originally wrote Bushido: The Soul of Japan in English (1899), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation, Nitobe engaged in an inquiry into the ethos of his nation, and the result of his meditations was this seminal work. A fine stylist in English, he wrote many books in that languag Nitobe originally wrote Bushido: The Soul of Japan in English (1899), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation, Nitobe engaged in an inquiry into the ethos of his nation, and the result of his meditations was this seminal work. A fine stylist in English, he wrote many books in that language, which earned him a place among the best known Japanese writers of his age. He found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the eight virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. His approach to his task was eclectic and far-reaching. He also delved into the other indigenous traditions of Japan, such as Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and the moral guidelines handed down over hundreds of years by Japan's samurai and sages. In addition, he sought similarities and contrasts by citing not only Western philosophers and statesmen, but also the shapers of European and American thought and civilization


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Nitobe originally wrote Bushido: The Soul of Japan in English (1899), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation, Nitobe engaged in an inquiry into the ethos of his nation, and the result of his meditations was this seminal work. A fine stylist in English, he wrote many books in that languag Nitobe originally wrote Bushido: The Soul of Japan in English (1899), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation, Nitobe engaged in an inquiry into the ethos of his nation, and the result of his meditations was this seminal work. A fine stylist in English, he wrote many books in that language, which earned him a place among the best known Japanese writers of his age. He found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the eight virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. His approach to his task was eclectic and far-reaching. He also delved into the other indigenous traditions of Japan, such as Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and the moral guidelines handed down over hundreds of years by Japan's samurai and sages. In addition, he sought similarities and contrasts by citing not only Western philosophers and statesmen, but also the shapers of European and American thought and civilization

30 review for Bushido: The Soul of the samurai [a graphic novel]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    I enjoyed the artwork, but I do wish it was just a bit more detailed. Overall, though, it was quite interesting and would make for a good introduction to the culture of the Samurai, especially for younger people or graphic novel fans. For those looking for more in-depth information, I would recommend another publication. It was well layed-out and easy to read. Overall, I'd rate it about 4.3 - 4.4. My copy of this publication was obtained from the Goodreads.com website and I appreciate the opportu I enjoyed the artwork, but I do wish it was just a bit more detailed. Overall, though, it was quite interesting and would make for a good introduction to the culture of the Samurai, especially for younger people or graphic novel fans. For those looking for more in-depth information, I would recommend another publication. It was well layed-out and easy to read. Overall, I'd rate it about 4.3 - 4.4. My copy of this publication was obtained from the Goodreads.com website and I appreciate the opportunity to read and review it. I will definitely be adding this one to my graphic novel library.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Monty

    Bushido is a wonderfully illustrated and organized work which describes the history, philosophy and ethics of the Bushido code developed in medieval Japan. While a bit idealized, this short work provides a good introduction to the complex Japanese warrior ethic which is somewhat similar to the Code of Chivalry practiced by the Medieval European knight (ca. 1100 to 1600). There are also a few major differences, especially in regards to loss of face, and settling matters of honor. The Medieval kn Bushido is a wonderfully illustrated and organized work which describes the history, philosophy and ethics of the Bushido code developed in medieval Japan. While a bit idealized, this short work provides a good introduction to the complex Japanese warrior ethic which is somewhat similar to the Code of Chivalry practiced by the Medieval European knight (ca. 1100 to 1600). There are also a few major differences, especially in regards to loss of face, and settling matters of honor. The Medieval knight, when confronted with a matter of dishonor, would go into the front ranks of battle (units usually called "forlorn hope")--or engage in a religious pilgrimage to make amends. The Japanese Samurai would be expected to commit ritual suicide in public. Both codes called for warriors to be absolutely resolute and fearless in the face of death. Both were also expected to demonstrate mercy under certain circumstances. While the European knight used Christianity as his guide, the Samurai used a combination of Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian ethics as his foundation. This book is very useful for anyone interested in learning about the Soul of the Japanese people, and the traditional values of Japanese culture.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jiří Pavlovský

    Spíš taková ochutnávka. Navnazovací trailer na hlubší studium japonské kultury. Podle knihy Inazo Nitobeho udělal Sean Michael Wilson stručný výcuc (ten člověk, jak se koukám, vycucal skoro cokoliv) a některé části mu (solidně a průměrně) zmangovala Akiko Shimojima. Pokud už znáte japonské historické mangy (třeba věci Kazua Koikeho) či knihy, tak vás asi jednotlivé citované příběhy zase tak neohromí, ale jako takové první osmělení je to fajn. Je to vhled do světa, který můžete brát jak jako fasc Spíš taková ochutnávka. Navnazovací trailer na hlubší studium japonské kultury. Podle knihy Inazo Nitobeho udělal Sean Michael Wilson stručný výcuc (ten člověk, jak se koukám, vycucal skoro cokoliv) a některé části mu (solidně a průměrně) zmangovala Akiko Shimojima. Pokud už znáte japonské historické mangy (třeba věci Kazua Koikeho) či knihy, tak vás asi jednotlivé citované příběhy zase tak neohromí, ale jako takové první osmělení je to fajn. Je to vhled do světa, který můžete brát jak jako fascinující, tak jako asolutně zvrácený. Hlavně v době, kdy jsme ze všech stran masírovaní voláním po svobodě jednotlivce a ochraně života v každé podobě, je to něco úplně jiného. Bušidó přináší podřízenost, sebeobětování, poslušnost vyšším ideálům, ochotu umřít (či zabít) za někoho či něco, potlačování emocí... to všechno je v podstatě v rozporu s evropskou mentalitou. A asi i proto je to tak zajímavé.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Đenis

    Viac má to nebavilo ako bavilo. Dočítal som to len pre to, pretože japonskú kultúru mám rád. Kresba je taká priemerná až nudná, množstvo informácií tak poskrovne. Celkom mi vadilo to neustále skákanie medzi myšlienkami a niektoré nič nehovoriace obrázky. Pár informácií si asi odnesiem, ale že by mi knižka nejako utkvela v pamäti, to asi nie.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jaroslav Urban

    Quick read and short inside in Bušido. I was bit interested due to fact I do aikido and I always found samuraj very unpleasantly superior to all people in movies. Perhaps the comics book helped me understand a bit of their real nature.

  6. 4 out of 5

    K.D. Bissonette

    Great!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Psychonaut

    3.5 stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Adam Jones Jr.

    Having read the ebook already, I purchased the adaptation into a graphic novel by accident. Dare I say it was more enjoyable?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sierra

    2.5 stars I requested this from Netgalley because I have a background in Japanese martial arts, specifically ninjitsu. Although that is not the martial art system that the Samurai practiced, I have always enjoyed learning. As a child, one of my favorite movies was Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai. I found their culture and the concept of honor fascinating, so I was excited to read this graphic novel. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get myself into it. I think I would have preferred an unabridged versi 2.5 stars I requested this from Netgalley because I have a background in Japanese martial arts, specifically ninjitsu. Although that is not the martial art system that the Samurai practiced, I have always enjoyed learning. As a child, one of my favorite movies was Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai. I found their culture and the concept of honor fascinating, so I was excited to read this graphic novel. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get myself into it. I think I would have preferred an unabridged version. Even though I enjoyed the artwork, and the original text was well-summarized, I think I found some chapters more interesting and informative than others. My favorite chapters had to do with the Samurai women, and the education of the children. The most surprising takeaway, was how similar some of the Bushido philosophies are to the traditional Western beliefs. The author frequently mentions familiar Western names and relates their quotes to Japanese philosophy and it is eerily similar. I would recommend it as a starter for those people out there interested in Bushido and the Samurai culture. However, if you'd like to learn more about Bushido itself, I would recommend going back to the original text.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Carrell

    Amazingly portrayed. I think it did the story justice.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lara Thompson

    An excellent graphic adaptation of a classic text exposing for a Western audiences the concept and precepts of Japanese bushido, or chivalry. Fascinating and well researched but of history

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Richardson

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tyler

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ihsan Mahesa

    karena saya suka dengan sejarah

  16. 5 out of 5

    shaz rasul

  17. 5 out of 5

    Miles Salisbury

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jaruwit Zaid

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jesse

  20. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mlocek

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  23. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Rona

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aeneas

  25. 4 out of 5

    BrokenMnemonic

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sim

  27. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Klein

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bára Slezáková

  29. 4 out of 5

    Adela

  30. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

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