Author:Nitobe, Inazo; William Elliott Griffis, intro


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Bushido: The Spirit of the Samurai

By: Nitobe, Inazo; William Elliott Griffis, intro.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Shambhala Publications: 2005

Edition: second printing of this edition

Seller ID: 2786

Condition: Near Fine

Hardcover with dust jacket, 11.5 by 17.8 cm, xix 145 pp. plus list of publisher’s books. Fine, unread copy in fine jacket, except there is a previous owner’s bookplate of the front pastedown (dated 2010, it celebrates reaching Shodan - 1st degree black belt - and features an image of Chojun Miyagi, founder of Goju-Ryu). “There are eight virtues of Bushido, the code of the samurai: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. These virtues comprise the essence of Japanese cultural beliefs, which are still present today.” View more info