HAGAKURE ‘Hidden among the leaves’ 2

Original samurai teachings at ki club.cool from samurai-turned-priest Jōchō Yamamoto (1659-1719). Hagakure (Hidden among the leaves) is a guide, organized as a loose collection of thoughts, on how samurai should conduct themselves. - ki club.cool karateschool voor traditioneel Shotokan te Amsterdam en Monnickendam

(◣﹏◢)╯HAGAKURE ‘Hidden among the leaves’ 2

“A Man’s Appearance
. One should always be equipped with rouge and powder. Sometimes it may happen when waking up with a hangover that one’s color is bad. At such times, one should take out one’s rouge and apply it.”

The original Hagakure the teachings of the samurai-turned-priest Jōchō Yamamoto (1659-1719), written down and edited by his student Tsuramoto Tashiro. It’s a guide, organized as a loose collection of thoughts, on how samurai should conduct themselves. This philosophy–bushido, or “the way of the samurai”–is, according to Tsunetomo, essentially a Way of death or dying.

The original Hagakure was for generations preserved as moral and practical instructions for daimyo and samurai of Saga Han, a large domain in north-western Kyushu. It later became known all over Japan, and during the Second World War Jōchō’s precept ‘I found that the Way of the Samurai is death’, became a slogan to spur on Kamikaze pilots. After the war, Hagakure was quickly abandoned as dangerous and subversive.

Posted on 31 juli 2018 in Ki, karate, shotokan, Amsterdam, Monnickendam, martialart, Japan, ki club.cool, hagakure, samurai

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