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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Today one must be better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today. Its influence has been felt throughout the world and yet its existence is scarcely known to many Westerners.

El libro que ha inspirado a los hombres de empresa japoneses. If you are looking for a writer that better understands the way of the samurai please read Miyamoto’s Book of Five Rings.

To begin with it is not for everyone. The work represents an attitude far removed from our modern pragmatism and materialism, and possesses an intuitive rather than rational appeal in its assertion sxmuraja Bushido is a Way of Dying, and that only a samurai retainer prepared and willing to die at any moment can be totally true to his lord.

Nov 04, Nathalie Andrews rated it really liked it. Tashiro Tsuramoto ja compiled these commentaries from his conversations with Tsunetomo from to ; however, it was not published until many years afterwards.

The Hagakure: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

As Yamamoto is the type of ind Real rating: Dec 22, Barney rated it it was ok. But not having attained our aim and continuing to live is cowardice. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet.


The thing that amazed me is the sheer importance of honorable death in Japanese culture and the way seppukku suicide ritual to retain honour or make a point gets thrown around in more or less absurd ways. If you are prepared to get wet from the start, the result is still the same but it is no hardship.

But there is no shame in this. Forest Whitaker stars as the title character, the mysterious “Ghost Dog”, a hitman in the employ of the Mafiawho follows the ancient code of the samurai as outlined in the book of Yamamoto Tsunetomo ‘s recorded sayings, Hagakure.

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The book was written after years of peace in Japan, when the samurai class was transforming into an administrative class. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

Even though there are things that might be difficult for people of today to relate to there are several thoughts that people of today would be all the better if they incorporated into their lives. Because of the film Ghost Dog I imagined Forest Whitaker’s voice reading this to me in my head the entire time. De weg van de samoerai: 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.

While not everyone may agree that the Hagaku I’ve grown to like this book so much that I have my copy in my backpack at all times on campus. Also, this book might not appeal to the faint- How did the samurai live?


He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. Jul 23, Peiman Meghrazchi added it. He condemns any notion of thought or planning as is shown when he derides the still celebrated 47 ronin, for not attempting their attack sooner. One must edge forward like the inchworm, bit by bit.

Book of the Samurai was written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, a samurai who lived from Jun 16, Nate Meadows rated it it was amazing. Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo Members.

With this understood, however, it is an excellent read.

One paragraph is a about how to wear your awesome samurai hat, and the next is about the proper way to decapitate someone. When someone knows something well, it will not be seen in his manner.

The Hagakure isn’t for everyone, but I highly recomend it to anyone who has a unending curiosity for different damuraja and different understanding of life.

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A book whose message was corrupted by the militaristic rulers of Japan following the Meiji Resotoration? So deals with the transcendental area including both life and death. References to this work on external resources.