Japan in the Days of the Samurai

Author: Virginia Schomp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761403043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7274

Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.

Samurai Fighting Arts

Author: Fumon Tanaka

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770028983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

View: 4347

This book introduces the world of traditional Japanese martial arts and will provide readers with a deeper understanding of Bushido and Japan. Also known as Kobudo, these traditional martial arts can be seen as a continuation of samurai culture and comprise a number of styles formulated in the samurai era that are still being taught today. Aiming to develop Bujutsu (martial arts) and Heiho (strategy) to the highest possible degree, the samurai devised a code consisting of over eighteen arts. A samurai should have impeccable manners and be an expert in martial arts, but he should never be a killer. His swords contained his soul, which he cultivated by learning poetry and art, and by practicing Zen meditation. The author is the world-famous Kobudo grandmaster. He knows all the Kobudo styles, and his teaching of arts such as Iaijutsu and Jujitsu fascinates many students around the world. This is his first book in English, and it offers readers the opportunity to learn the lesser known arts of Kobudo,particularly the way of Nito Ryu-the two-swords method created by the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi, and to understand the spirit behind it. Lavishly illustrated with around 700 photographs, Samurai Fighting Arts reveals many secret skills of Kobudo. It is divided into five chapters: Kobudo and its history; Kumiuchi Hyoho; Nito Ryu - the two-sword method; Iai and Kenpo; and Classical Kenjutsu and its application.


Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1604532858

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5548

Explores the world of the samurai, weaving together history, culture, geography and politics.

Suburban Samurai -The Asian Invasion of the San Gabriel Valley

Author: Carl Schoner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411698878

Category: Humor

Page: 220

View: 6357

In the author's words, "A friendly invasion is an invasion nonetheless." This is a humorous, outrageous perspective of how the new wave of Asian immigrants pouring into the San Gabriel Valley has transformed life there. As seen through the eyes of the Artist/Author (who has lived in the area for 45 years) this book paints a picturesque exposi of the changing demographics of the Valley that is as serious as it it is funny. This is a wild ride of essays and cartoons that touch upon such flash-points of interest as Samurai Image and Wealth, Politics, Samurai Restaurants and Dining Experiences, Music and Entertainment, Feng Shui, the Dating Disparity Issue, the Asian Intellectual Superiority Myth, Karaoke Clubs, Suburban Samurai Supermarket Adventures, and much more! This perspective is essential reading for anyone interested in Asian American studies!

The Way of the Samurai

Author: Inazo Nitobe

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788880382

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 8642

This classic text by Inazo Nitobe defining the moral code of the warrior class or Samurai has had a huge impact both in the West and in Japan itself. Drawing on Japanese traditions such as Shinto and Buddhism, and citing parallels with Western philosophy and literature, Nitobe's text is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the culture and morals of Japan.

Inventing the Way of the Samurai

Author: Oleg Benesch

Publisher: Past and Present Book

ISBN: 0198706626

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 9723

This volume examines the development of the 'way of the samurai' (bushidō), which is popularly viewed as a defining element of the Japanese national character and even the 'soul of Japan' - to provide an overview of modern Japanese social, cultural, and political history.

Samurai Wisdom Abstracted

Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: UB Tech


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 95

View: 1193

The word Samurai itself is a synonym for Japan, as they are the great ferocious aristocratic warriors in the history of the country. They are the best known for their dignity and elegance during peace and fierce atrocities in war. These highly honoured ardent champions were much ready to sacrifice their own life than bearing any dishonours. The Samurais practice a number of weapons including spears, bows and arrows, nevertheless the main weaponry and symbol of strength is their sword which was called as Katana. Their ethic code of conduct, Bushido was later adapted as the traditional code of conduct of entire Japan. Though after Meiji restoration, the importance of martial arts and hence the Samurai powers diminished, they are still revered as the most ferocious warriors for their contributions in uniting the country. In this book, we present you some of the greatest samurai heroes and their valuable words. Here are the impeccable words of acclaimed samurais like Miyamoto Musashi, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga and many more…

Religion Of The Samurai

Author: Nukariya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317792866

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 8197

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Samurai's Reincarnation in Mexico

Author: Alan Chavez A.

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1463330448

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 3082

Osamu Tanaka is a young Japanese Salary man who traveling to Mexico City to a business meeting, but before making the trip has a little accident that causes him to remember his past life in 1613 when he was a samurai who was part of the General Hasekura men who traveled on the ship San Juan Bautista to New Spain landed in the present port of Acapulco. In his journey he meets his Senpai, Yokho Katsura, who visit various tourist destinations of Mexico like Acapulco, Malinalco, Chalma, Teotihuacan, etc. But in his dreams Osamu will realize that this same route traveled 400 years ago, so his trip will be both past and present of Mexico, and remember to have met a beautiful Azteca woman who had to escape along with her village of the Spanish conquerors who sought even Moctezuma's treasure at all costs. So discover an adventure full of action and romance in a tourist and historical journey that will captivate.