Multcolib Picks: Samurai! The Legends
Annotation:Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan — from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world.
Annotation:Read and discuss The Book of Five Rings by Sean Michael Wilson, The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel by Sean Michael Wilson, or The Samurai by Shusaku Endo.
Annotation:An overview work with beautiful color photos, traditional woodblock prints, and innovative see-through layered pages that show the strata of a samurai's armor.
Annotation:Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power.
Annotation:Hagakure, considered a classic exposition of samurai thought, gives the modern reader insight into the attitudes and etiquette of the samurai during the 18th century.
Annotation:Seppuku, also known as harakiri, remains one of the most well-known samurai customs, and this book shows us its history in careful detail.
Annotation:Classic manga (graphic novel) about Ogami Itto, a samurai framed and forced into exile with his infant son, as he pursues his quest for revenge against those who murdered his wife. This omnibus volume contains the first three books of the series.
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Experience the life and times of the samurai with these stories, tales, and histories. Read about the turbulent Warring States period and the subsequent unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate. Learn about the life of legendary swordsman Musashi, then delve into classic samurai fiction. This list supplements the Samurai! exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, October 5, 2013-January 12, 2014.