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Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture

Length: 145 pages1 hour


Japanese Bushido has played a major role in shaping modern Japanese society as well as the various modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally.

Bushido: The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture written by Inazo Nitobe, one of Japan's foremost scholars, thoroughly explores each of these values and explains how they differ from their western counterparts.

First published in 1905 as Bushido: The Soul of Japan, this samurai guide reveals the very essence of samurai warriors and Japanese culture and represents one of the most popular and authentic depictions of Japanese samurai philosophy.

Chapters include: Bushido as an Ethical System Sources of Bushido Honor The Education and Training of a Samurai Self-Control The Influence of Bushido The Future of Bushido

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