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Assignment 12

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Assignment 12

  1. 1. Reading/Writing Assignment 12 Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (1900) Inazo Nitobe, 1862-1933 (photo 1927-28) (photo of Samurai armor by Aime Humbert)
  2. 2. The Samurai Code • Gi - duty, doing what is right • Rei - politeness, respect • Yuu - courage • Meiyo - honor • Jin - benevolence • Makoto – truthfulness (speech & behavior) • Chuugi - loyalty (photo of Koboto Santaro by Felice Beato)
  3. 3. Satsuma clan (photo by Felice Beato)
  4. 4. “Couerage is doing what is right…Tranquility is courage in repose. A truly brave man is ever serene; he is never taken by surprise; nothing ruffles the equanimity of spirit.” Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan Writing Assignment: min. 400 word essay Analyze in detail the elements of bushido that are reflected in Nitobe’s words in the above quote.
  5. 5. Just For Fun……….  Are you smarter than a fifth grader? There is a modern Japanese trivia scavenger hunt found on pp. 31-32 of this PDF document: dal%20Japan%20%20Its%20All%20Japanese%20To%20Me.pdf How many answers did you know…..? 
  6. 6. Images Slide 1: Inazo Nitobe Samurai warrior merchant-documented-japanese-life-150-years-ago/
  7. 7. Slide 2: Koboto Santaro Slide 3: Satsuma clan
  8. 8. Supplemental Resources • Bushido, The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe – Project Guteberg • • Bushido - The Way of the Samurai – full audio book – by Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) GreenAudioBooks LibriVox audiobook (open domain) (3:50:08) • • Bing Translator • (accurate audio translator for terms in this lesson – just type the word you would like to hear from English to Japanese)

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