The Consciousness of Death and the Extreme Loyalty — An Exploration of Hagakure from the Perspective of Body

Han Xu
2022 Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research   unpublished
The Edo Period was a peaceful period of the buke politics, and the word "Bushido" began to appear. Hagakure, written by Yamamoto Nagasu, is one of the most important classics of Bushido at that time. Hagakure was less influential than other Bushido books in the Edo period, and was ever banned in the Saga vassal state for a time. During the Second World War, however, Japanese nationalists made it a required reading for all, and postwar Japanese right-wingers praised parts of the book highly. The
more » ... status change of Hagakure from non-center to center seems to indicate that it has some particularity. Therefore, this paper will investigate the Bushido thought related to "the consciousness of death" and "the extreme loyalty" in Hagakure from the perspective of body and try to provide answers to the above questions.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.220110.148 fatcat:l7xddpcswnft3h6abxhjlqndcu