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

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 languagNitobe 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
Bushido The Soul of the samurai a graphic novel Nitobe originally wrote Bushido The Soul of Japan in English in Malvern Pennsylvania As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation Nitobe

  • Title: Bushido: The Soul of the samurai [a graphic novel]
  • Author: Inazo Nitobe Sean Michael Wilson Akiko Shimojima
  • ISBN: 9781611802108
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Bushido: The Soul of the samurai [a graphic novel]”

    1. 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 website and I appreciate the opportunity to read [...]

    2. Dieses Bilderbuch ist eine schöne, aber auch etwas anstrengende Darstellung des ethischen Systems des alten Japan. Dabei ist den einzelnen Kapiteln ein erklärender Text von Nitobe vorangestellt, welcher dann vom Illustrationsteil an Beispielen aus dem Leben der Samurai dargestellt wird. Dabei wird, dankenswerterweise, auf den typischen, meist unfertig wirkenden Mangastyl verzichtet, und stattdessen ansprechende, ausgearbeitete Zeichnungen verwendet. In den Text integriert sind immer wieder Zit [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 kni [...]

    5. 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.

    6. 2.5 starsI 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 [...]

    7. 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

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