Bushido: The Soul of Japan

Inazō NITOBE (1862 - 1933)

Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control, and he uses his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw comparisons with Medieval Chivalry, Philosophy, and Christianity. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefaces Availle
00:08:22
Play 01 Bushido as an Ethical System Availle
00:10:43
Play 02 Sources of Bushido Availle
00:13:15
Play 03 Rectitude or Justice Availle
00:06:41
Play 04 Courage, the Spirit of Daring and Bearing Availle
00:09:22
Play 05 Benevolence, the Feeling of Distress Availle
00:15:02
Play 06 Politeness Availle
00:13:25
Play 07 Veracity or Truthfulness Availle
00:12:43
Play 08 Honor Availle
00:11:29
Play 09 The Duty of Loyalty Availle
00:14:01
Play 10 Education and Training of a Samurai Availle
00:10:18
Play 11 Self-Control Availle
00:09:30
Play 12 The Institutions of Suicide and Redress Availle
00:24:38
Play 13 The Sword, the Soul of the Samurai Availle
00:08:11
Play 14 The Training and Position of Woman Availle
00:21:50
Play 15 The Influence of Bushido Availle
00:10:44
Play 16 Is Bushido Still Alive? Availle
00:15:47
Play 17 The Future of Bushido Availle
00:13:58