Nitobe: Bushido : The Soul of the Samurai. pb

  • Bushido : The Soul of the Samurai. (Graphic Novel)
  • By:Nitobe, Inazo; Wilson, Sean Michael
  • Pb., 128 pages, Illustrated throughout, 216 x 152 mm. 2016
This graphic novel version of the cult classic Bushido brings the timeless secrets of the samurai to life for anyone who wants to navigate their world with integrity and honor. Originally published in 1905, Bushido was the first book to introduce Westerners to the samurai ethos. Written by Inazo Nitobe, one of the foremost Japanese authors and educators of the time, it describes the characteristics and virtues that are associated with bushido—honor, courage, justice, loyalty, self-control—and explains the philosophy behind how samurai were educated and trained; the connection between the sword and the samurai; seppuku; and the position of women in samurai culture, among other themes. To this day, Bushido is considered a must-read for understanding the soul of Japan.