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William Scott Wilson holds a master’s degree in Japanese language and literature from the University of WashingtonSeattle. His other translations include The Book of Five Rings, Budoshoshinshu: The Warrior’s Primer, The Flowering Spirit: Classic Teachings on the Art of No, The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun, and The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi.
Before the author(Daidoji Yuzan) died at age 92, he wrote these essays on the proper conduct of the Japanese Samurai because he observed a lack of discipline among the younger... Read morePublished on July 13, 2009 by Joseph J. Truncale
When someone becomes fascinated by older Japanese culture, this is a definite must read. Though written in the 17th century, a lot of common sense morals can be found throughout... Read morePublished on May 9, 2006 by Nathan K