Book Title: Bushido the Soul of Japan
Author: Yukio Mishima
Format: Paperback | 84 pages
Publication Date: 23 May 2015
Bushido, the Soul of Japan is a Japanese culture text by Inazo Nitobe. 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 tangible shape or form, it not the less scents the moral atmosphere, and makes us aware that we are still under its potent spell. The conditions of society which brought it forth and nourished it have long disappeared.