Brian Kagen pick: “7 Samurai Myths,” from the spaciousplanet.com

“The popular image of the Japanese Samurai warrior as a well educated, spiritual and honorable gentlemen does not tell the whole story. Each generation tells the story of the Samurai according to its own values and attitudes rather than based on history. Some common myths about Samurai include…”

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  1. …this is good material. a couple of less well known original sources are Hagakure and The Life Giving Sword.

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