Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual

by Steve Turnbull

Thames & Hudson | June 14, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Combines the latest research with contemporary lives, descriptions, and reconstructions to provide a dramatic picture of what it was like to be a samurai.

So you think you'd like to be a samurai?

It's 1615 and the samurai, Japan's elite fighting class, are at the zenith of their powers. Trained in every manner of combat, from sword fighting and archery to karate and jujitsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor's last line of defense against the lewd and sordid barbarians of Japan and beyond.

This handy manual tells you everything you need to know about maintaining the honor of the samurai class both on and off the battlefield.

• How to master the Way of the Warrior
• Whom you should kill, and what to do with the heads afterward
• What the cultured samurai does between battles
• How to storm or lay siege to a castle
• How to conduct a tea ceremony with Zen-like composure
• How to prepare for entry into the White Jade Pavilion after your death

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 14, 2013

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 050077157X

ISBN - 13: 9780500771570

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Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual

by Steve Turnbull

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 14, 2013

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 050077157X

ISBN - 13: 9780500771570

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Combines the latest research with contemporary lives, descriptions, and reconstructions to provide a dramatic picture of what it was like to be a samurai.

So you think you'd like to be a samurai?

It's 1615 and the samurai, Japan's elite fighting class, are at the zenith of their powers. Trained in every manner of combat, from sword fighting and archery to karate and jujitsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor's last line of defense against the lewd and sordid barbarians of Japan and beyond.

This handy manual tells you everything you need to know about maintaining the honor of the samurai class both on and off the battlefield.

• How to master the Way of the Warrior
• Whom you should kill, and what to do with the heads afterward
• What the cultured samurai does between battles
• How to storm or lay siege to a castle
• How to conduct a tea ceremony with Zen-like composure
• How to prepare for entry into the White Jade Pavilion after your death

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