Multcolib Picks: Samurai! The Legends
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: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.