The Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Updated 28-Jun-2024

This is the seventh volume in the Seven Classics on War and Politics

New Modern Edition

The Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo - New Modern Edition
A new translation by Jeff Mcneill
Classics on War and Politics, Vol. 7
Copyright © 2019 by Classics Press LLC

Ebook ISBN 978-1-938412-05-9
Print ISBN 978-1-938412-50-9
Audio ISBN 978-1-938412-44-8

Yamamoto Tsunetomo was a samurai for thirty years under Nabeshima Mitsushige, his father, and grandfather. Because Mitsushige disliked the practice, Tsunetomo did not follow his master in death. Later he narrated his thoughts and stories to Tashiro Tsuramoto who compiled and published the work Hagakure (literally hidden leaves or in the shadow of leaves), in 1716. Hagakure is also known as The Book of the Samurai and The Way of the Samurai. Aphorisms from the book were popularized in the 1999 Jim Jaramusch film Ghost Dog starring Forest Whitaker.

Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Availability

For Paperback and Ebook, The Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo is available exclusively through Amazon and Kindle stores. We have not finalized an Audiobook distributor just yet.

Ebook Edition - Published 2019-04-14

Paperback Edition

  • Availability October 2019

Audiobook Edition

  • Availability January 2020

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