Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659–1719) was a samurai philosopher and, in his later life, a Zen Buddhist monk. His masterwork Hagakure has had a significant influence on the development of bushido (the way of the samurai).

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659–1719) was a samurai philosopher and, in his later life, a Zen Buddhist monk. His masterwork Hagakure has had a significant influence on the development of bushido (the way of the samurai).

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The Samurai and Zen

    This is part of a series of articles on the arc of Zen thought, practice, and history, as presented in The Circle of the Way: A Concise History of Zen from the Buddha to the Modern World.  You can start at the beginning of this series or simply explore from here. ...
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Brad Andrews describes his travels to the Kiso Road in Japan inspired by William Scott Wilson's Walking the Kiso Road. In early April of this year I made a solo trip from Brooklyn, NY, where I live, to Japan. It was my first trip to the East, and one I had contemplated for years...
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