“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.
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:
How many answers did you know…..?
• 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)