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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I personally like the book and use a little bit hagakkre it every single day. Sections end with “it is said” there is very few first hand accounts, as the author spent most of his life looking after his master and then hid himself way from the world and smothered his mind in thoughts of death and nostalgia.

The definitive book of my adult life. It’s all about being someone whose jagakure is worthless, except as an unquestioning, willing martyr for one’s boss.

Training the samurai mind: Samurjaa and try again. The book was written in short thoughts and anecdotes, this combination gives the reader a look into not only the mind of the samurai but it also helps the reader understand the times and the culture of the samurai.

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. As for many of the tales within they come off as Aesop’s fables told as if they are real. This attitude can be applied to all things. Books by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. But the problem with this is that the people committing sqmuraja in order to save face aren’t doing it from a deeply felt disgust towards life as something that makes us do terrible things just in order to survive, there is no mature dialectical progression towards that realization, based on life experience and the ability to think for oneself.

This is a steamy pile, so bring some fresh gloves. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of hoes, you still get wet. Become a LibraryThing Samraja. Moreover, the peculiar relationship between the heroes of both movies and birds, as companions and danger advisers, is another common theme. Similarly, there are a lot of anecdotes that are just put down on paper and documented, without any apparent purpose or moral to them. Preview — Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo.


This is a prime example of how something awful can be made uniquely terrible in the right hands. The translation is much more complete than even previous modern Japanese versions: Those who have seen the film Ghost Dog will have already ‘read’ the best quotes from the book, as there are some delightfully quirky quotes in there.

Hagqkure not does it only give you a perspective on your life, but also a insiders perspective on japanese society.

When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road.

Death is our ultimate destination, and everything must be done in view of that unavoidable event. With this understood, however, it is an excellent read.

Yes you do have hagqkure like “imagine yourself being ripped apart by arrows Add to Your books. If your black belt instructor is making you read this, hit him or her in the knee with it and ask for your money back.

Does the Hagakure still hold merit in this day and age? This philosophy–bushido, or “the way of the samurai”–is, according to Tsunetomo, essentially a Way of death or dying.

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This book was written by a warrior, not a scholar, so the fascinating phenomenon of finding a solution to the perplexities of life in acceptance of death as a means of escape from an unworthy existence is not dealt with at length, nor is it viewed from different perspectives, but is rather stoically accepted as something one simply must do, as a retainer’s duty. There are far better books for philosophy and history, in my opinion, than this one.

Recomiendo su lectura a todo aquel que sienta curiosidad por estos guerreros tan mitificados o que quiera conocer su pensamiento, su manera de vivir y sobre todo, su forma de afrontar la muerte. The book is deservedly a classic of Japanese philosophy, and it gives a valuable contrast to works like Musashi’s Book of Five Ringswho emphasises other p I read a selection of parts from Hagakure in the final year of high school for my end paper. Hagakure “In the Shadow of Leaves”‘ is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior.


This book was scribed by a younger samurai who sat basically at the deathbed of the samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo. In the end it’s just another essential read for anyone that loves samurai or hates cowardice haha.

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Die Lebensweise eines Samurai: To put it briefly, Musashi is all about victory, while Tsunetomo’s all about death. Edit to localize it to your language. Above all, the Way of the Samurai should be in being aware that you do not know what is going to happen next, and in querying every item day and night. Although it stands to reason that a samuraia should be mindful of the Way of the Samurai, it would seem that we are all negligent. A long time ago this practice was followed, especially in the upper classes, but today even the children of the lower classes perform no executions, and this is extreme negligence.

Only when you constantly live as though already a corpse will you be able to find freedom in the martial Way, and fulfil your duties without fault throughout your life.

Yamamoto, Tsunetomo 1659-1719

This book provides fascinating insights not only into the samurai code, but also into the life and death of Mishima. Anyone interested in Japanese feudalism and the arts risen from it, not to mention WWII should read this book, or at least read it on-line as it’s available in it’s entirety on several sites. May 03, J-Man rated it it was ok. To be filial toward my parents. Some of the tales involve floating heads and discussions of magic and others go nowhere with no point.

Wilson rated it it was ok.