Bushido (Graphic Novel)

The Soul of the Samurai

By Inazo Nitobe
By Sean Michael Wilson
Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima

- Paperback
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 160
Size: 6 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781611802108

This book is also included in our Reader's Guide on The Samurai and Zen where you will find other important Zen classics.

This graphic novel version of the cult classic Bushido brings the timeless secrets of the samurai to life. First published in the early 1900s, Bushido was the first book to introduce Westerners to the samurai ethos. Written by Inazo Nitobe, one of the foremost Japanese authors and educators of the time, it describes the characteristics and virtues that are associated with bushido—honor, courage, justice, loyalty, self-control—and explains the philosophy behind how samurai were educated and trained; the connection between the sword and the samurai; seppuku; and the position of women in samurai culture; among other themes. To this day, Bushido is considered a must-read for anyone who wants to understanding the soul of Japan and navigate their world with integrity and honor.