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June 2, 2017

BUSHIDO as an independent code of ethics may vanish, but its power will not perish from the earth; its schools of martial prowess or civic honour may be demolished, but its light and its glory will long survive their ruins. 

*Inazo Nitobe(1900)Bushido:The Soul of Japan

June 1, 2017

Universal and natural as is the fighting instinct in man, fruitful as it has proved to be of noble sentiments and manly virtues, it does not comprehend the whole man. Beneath the instinct to fight there lurks a diviner instinct--- to LOVE.

*Inazo Nitobe(1900)Bushido:The...

May 31, 2017

As it laid great stress on its proper use, so did it denounce and abhor its misuse. A dastard or a braggart was  he who brandished his weapon on undeserved occasions. A self-possessed man knows the right time to use it, and such times come but rarely. The popular apoth...

May 30, 2017

BUSHIDO, then, is the code of moral principles which the knights were required or instructed to observe. It is not a written code; at best it consists of a few maxims handed down from mouth to mouth or coming from the pen of some well-known warrior or savant. More freq...

May 29, 2017

BUSHIDO means literally Military-Knight-Ways-- the ways which fighting nobles should observe in their daily life as well as in their vocation; in a word, the 'Precepts of Knighthood,' the noblesse oblige of the warrior class. 

*Inazo Nitobe(1900)Bushido:The Soul of...

May 28, 2017

The conditions of society which brought it forth and nourished it have long disappeared; but as those far-off stars which once were and are not, still continue to shed their rays upon us, so the light of chivalry, which was a child of feudalism, still illuminates our m...

May 27, 2017

Chivalry is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom nor is it a dried-up specimen of an antique virtue preserved in the herbarium of our history.

It is still a living object of power and beauty among us. and if it assumes no...

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