Bushido article


Taiji Rebel

Black Belt
May 18, 2023
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Why? What struck you about it?
It struck a chord as I'd read Bushido by Inazo Nitobe as a youngster.

Back then, long before the internet was a thing, books were our number one information source. Cross-referencing and corroborating information was not so straightforward in those days. Therefore it was much easier for an author to shape our thinking on a subject.

The BBC article offers a different viewpoint on the topic of Bushido and the Samurai - reading the article also prompted me to look into the subject a little further and discover the following books on the subject:

The Book of Bushido: The Complete Guide to Real Samurai Chivalry by Antony Cummings
Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan by Oleg Benesch

Learning more about the history of the samurai and bushido has encouraged me to reconsider the stories and origins of other martial arts.