BUSHIDO:The Soul of Japan, An Exposition of Japanese Thought (book review)…

BUSHIDO:The Soul of Japan, An Exposition of Japanese ThoughtBUSHIDO:The Soul of Japan, An Exposition of Japanese Thought by Inazo Nitobe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve always found Japanese history, particularly that of the Samurai, fascinating. But living on the other side of the world in a completely different time in a completely different culture one can never truly know what these people and the time and place they lived in was really like.

What we can do is simply enjoy these snap shots from the past about a culture long gone that we may still have something to learn from.

Originally published in 1900 the setting for this book is between the end of feudalism and the beginning of modern Japan and is, to my mind at least, a wonderful view of the past and what that can possibly mean for the future.

A very interesting book for anyone who enjoys reading and learning about Japan, especially the historical influences of Bushido on modern Japan.

I gave it 4 stars as it does use some very long words and i did find myself using look-up on my Kindle a great deal which does detract from the flow of the book. But it’s definitely worth the effort and you do learn a few things along the way.

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