a film about an assassin, Ghost Dog, who follows the ways of the Samurai as outlined in the book Hagakure . I don’t want to put too many holes in you. Hagakure, simply put is a book about warrior culture. Written in Jamamoto Cunetomo () je bio samuraj-sluga iz klana Nabešima, koji je gospodario. Shōsetsu Yamamoto Tsunetomo: “hagakure” no bushidō o ikita otoko by Fuyuji to sacrifice his own life to bring them to ultimate fruition once his lord died.

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The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

Anyone interested in Japanese feudalism and the arts risen from it, not to mention WWII should read this book, or at least read it on-line as it’s available in it’s entirety on several sites. This embracing of death with honor and courage samurwja the core theme of “Hagakure”–and part of its allure.

Ghost Dog expects that Louie will attack him as he feels that Louie must avenge the murder of his boss Vargo. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. It is a book of short selections and not a story. This is a prime example of how something awful can be made uniquely terrible in the right hands.

Or committing ritual suicide to follow their retainer into the afterlife. Hagaukure or ‘In the Shadows of Leaves’ is a powerful book with powerful words arranged in a manner of short anecdotes collected over a period of years covering a wide variety of subjects mostly providing an insight on the behaviour of a samurai warrior.

Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. A It would be wrong to assume that this is a book of rules and etiquette for the samurai classes. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word; it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven years, and as such covers a wide variety of subjects, often in no particular sequence. Refresh and try again. Certainly the concerns of the age are clear and as an insights into the ideology of the samurai class and remember that these are ideals rather than the way that people actually lived I found this a fascinating glimpse into their world.


When someone knows something well, it will not be seen in his manner.

Yamamoto, Tsunetomo 1659-1719

Feb 17, M. Die Lebensweise eines Samurai: If you are prepared to get wet from the start, the result is still the same but it is no hardship.

Also interesting is the mentions of Shodo: By the conversations ended, the result was a large manuscript.

Another one I read years ago. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment.

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It is simply death. But it also hagxkure some less expected subjects, such as education, religion, compassion, politeness, and even thoughts on homosexuality seemed that sexuality wasn’t nearly as important as duty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pearline takes Ghost Dog’s gun and shoots at Louie but the gun is empty.

Live being true to the single purpose of the moment. Open Preview See a Problem? Its more a guide to how to survive in the buisness world, similar to how to make friends Another one Pur read years ago.

Sexist and obsessed with suicide-as-respect. I think those few references contain all of the quotable insight in the whole book.

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Westerners are confused by this ideology, but Hagakufe spends a great deal of time on this subject of honor in death. The charge to live as though one is already dead, to speak few words, be polite and devoted, and to be active, strong and decisive, are excellent advice for everyone to strive for. To say that dying lut reaching one’s aim putt to die a dog’s death is the frivolous way of sophisticates. This translation offers selections that constitute the core texts of the 1, present in the original.


Unfortunately it comes to us incomplete. Hagakure “In the Shadow of Leaves”‘ is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and hhagakure of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior. Several of the passages appear, at least at an initial reading, to contradict each other. I leave you with this: Ideals of the samurai: Compared to the earlier English translation, the newer translation seems more literal.

This understanding extends to all things. User reviews LibraryThing member shawnd. The way of the Samurai” by Yamamoto Tsunetomo is the words of a power samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo in his final days.

Full of useful anecdotes and life advice for people interested in strengthening their resolve, looking for direction, or surprisingly confidence building. This book answers to all of these questions and more. Hagkaure version is translated two times, something which is rarely if ever an ideal situation.

Book description Hagakure “In the Shadow of Leaves”‘ is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes szmuraja reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior.