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The Zen Samurai By Kaiten Nukariya
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The Zen Samurai: A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan by Kaiten Nukariya. This book studies the evolution of the religions of Japan, particularly those of the samurai, from... More > realization to enlightenment. Read about the history of Zen, Buddhism, the nature of man and life from the minds of the ancient Japanese< Less
THE SERPENT SAMURAI: SPECIAL EDITION By Alton Taylor
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Honored samurai, Kurai, is on the verge of being a powerful shogun for the strongest army in all of Japan. What he needs now is to claim a land for his lord and master. When embarking on his mission... More > - he fails to carry out his duty and is exiled from his rank as a soldier. Now traveling throughout the land as a ronin he stumbles upon a princess whom he met before. After saving her life, he is brought upon her throne in request to serve but is then denied from the high will of her father. Soon afterwards what becomes a weaving of love between them quickly spirals downwards into a yarn of despair. The only thing he is left with now is his skills to serve a mysterious witch of the supernatural and is set forward on a deadly mission of revenge that will bring about something back that was most dear to him … but at what cost? This special edition collects newly designed interior features such as: Original/early character concepts and designs, influence of materials, And much more!< Less
Zen Stories of the Samurai By Neal Dunnigan
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Intriguing encounters between Zen practitioners and samurai warriors are recaptured in this breviloquent collection of short stories drawn from the literature of feudal Japan. These encounters deal... More > with the nature of immediacy and its role in understanding the essence of human existence. For the martial artist faced with a conflict, the Zen state of mind, without distractions and illusions, can determine the difference between life and death. The warrior experience, as revealed in these traditional stories, is retold in a style that is relevant and graspable to the contemporary American martial artist. No particular religious background is required to appreciate these stories, but rather a curiosity about what allows people to achieve extraordinary performance when faced with life and death circumstances. Zen ink paintings by John Hrabushi offer a meditative and intellectual “cross training” throughout the collection. Foreword by noted Aikido Shihan Lorraine DiAnne.< Less
SAMURAI AEROBICS FOR FITNESS By Joseph Truncale
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This is the official manual used for Samurai Aerobics, The Kenjutsu/Kendo workout program. Created and developed by Joseph J. Truncale. This program was designed to give you a complete workout, while... More > at the same time learn the basic sword cuts of Kenjutsu and Kendo. If you wonder how the Samurai of ancient Japan trained this Pro-Bushi Ryu Basic Manual will provide the information you need to get in shape using the same basic sword exercises the Samurai used to become proficient and deadly warriors.< Less
Bushido, The Soul of Japan By Inazo Nitobe
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Valor, Fortitude, Bravery, Fearlessness, Courage, being the qualities of soul which appeal most easily to juvenile minds, and which can be trained by exercise and example, were, so to speak, the most... More > popular virtues, early emulated among the youth. Stories of military exploits were repeated almost before boys left their mother's breast. Does a little booby cry for any ache? The mother scolds him in this fashion: "What a coward to cry for a trifling pain! What will you do when your arm is cut off in battle? What when you are called upon to commit harakiri?" We all know the pathetic fortitude of a famished little boy-prince of Sendai, who in the drama is made to say to his little page, "Seest thou those tiny sparrows in the nest, how their yellow bills are opened wide, and now see! There comes their mother with worms to feed them. How eagerly and happily the little ones eat! But for a samurai, when his stomach is empty, it is a disgrace to feel hunger." -Bushido, The Soul of Japan 1899< Less
Bushido the Soul of Japan By Inazo Nitobe
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Inazo Nitobe’s Bushido the Soul of Japan is a classic work on warrior culture. Nitobe examines the moral and ethical qualities which makes a Samurai -- such as rectitude, courage, benevolence,... More > politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. Other chapters are devoted to the education and training of samurai, their weapons and Bushido as a philosophy and system of ethics. A short but powerful book, Bushido the Soul of Japan is considered essential reading for military historians and students of strategy. This new 2018 revised edition of the standard English translation of Bushido updates some of the more archaic spelling and phraseology into modern American English.< Less
Tales of Old Japan By A.B. Mitford
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This text about Japan was written by A.B. Mitford and originally published in 1871. Ever since its publication it has become a classic on Japanese history and culture. From the amazing story of the... More > Forty-Seven Ronin to an eyewitness account of Hara-Kiri (ritual Japanese suicide) this text covers many Japanese stories and traditions unknown to the West at that time. "The recent revolution in Japan has wrought changes social as well as political; and it may be that when, in addition to the advance which has already been made, railways and telegraphs shall have connected the principal points of the Land of Sunrise, the old Japanese, such as he was and had been for centuries when we found him eleven short years ago, will have become extinct. It has appeared to me that no better means could be chosen of preserving a record of a curious and fast disappearing civilization than the translation of some of the most interesting national legends and histories." -Tales of Old Japan 1871< Less
Bushido: The Soul of Japan By INAZO NITOBÉ
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Bushido: The Soul of Japan is one of the first books on samurai ethics written in English for a Western audience . Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most... More > admired by his people: rectitude, courage,benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. Nitobe used his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw comparisons with Medieval Chivalry, Philosophy, and Christianity.Bushido: Soul of Japan is a must read for anyone wanting to know the beauty and culture of Japan's warriors, the Samurai. This version has been reformatted and edited for easier reading and referencing.< Less
Bushido: The Soul of Japan By Inazo Nitobé
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Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe is, along with the classic text Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto (1659-1719), a study of the way of the samurai. Inazo Nitobe found in Bushido, the... More > Way of the Warrior, the sources of the 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'ssamurai and sages.< Less
Bushido: The Soul of Japan By Inazo Nitobe
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Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe is, along with the classic text Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto (1659-1719), a study of the way of the samurai. A best-seller in its day, it was read... More > by many influential foreigners, among them President Theodore Roosevelt, President John F. Kennedy and Robert Baden-Powell. It may well have shaped Baden-Powell's ideas on the Boy Scout movement he founded. 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 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.< Less

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