This is the seventh volume in the Seven Classics on War and Politics
New Modern Edition
The Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo - New Modern Edition
A new translation by Jeff Mcneill.
Classics on War and Politics, Vol. 7.
Published in the USA on 2019-04-16.
Copyright © 2019 by Classics Press LLC.
Original work in Japanese by Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527 CE).
Published in premodern Italy in 1532.
Ebook ISBN 978-1-938412-05-9
Print ISBN 978-1-938412-50-9
Audio ISBN 978-1-938412-44-8
History / Military / Strategy
Philosophy / Eastern
Japanese History, Eastern Philosophy, Martial Arts, Military Strategy, Nonfiction
Yamamoto Tsunetomo was a samurai for thirty years, following his father, and grandfather. Tsunetomo did not commit ritual suicide on his master's death (as was the practice) because his master forbid it. Later, Tsunetomo recounted his thoughts and stories to Tashiro Tsuramoto who compiled and published this work in 1716.
Hagakure (literally hidden leaves or in the shadow of leaves) is also known as The Way of the Samurai. Aphorisms from the book were popularized in the 1999 Jim Jaramusch film Ghost Dog starring Forest Whitaker.
- Availability March 2020
Apple Ibooks Edition
- Availability December 2019