What are the best Japanese-philosophy-books?

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    #1Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

    Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

    This book is a great introduction of Japanese philosophy, how the way of thinking in Japan has been forged and what its evolution has been like, with some special episodes for many religions: Buddhism,  Confucianism, and Shinto


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    Janice Adams
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a good solution because this book is about japanese philosphy"
  2. 20

    #2Zen and Japanese Culture

    Zen and Japanese Culture

    This book is perfect for those who wish to understand better the concept of Zen: its evolution throughout many years and eras, its connections to the samurai's philosophy and how it has influenced many Japanese traditions and ceremonies. 


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    #3Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

    Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
    This book is a collection of anecdotes and stories from the clerk Yamamoto Tsunemoto, in which we can know what he thought about bushido, the warrior code every samurai followed. Like this, we can get to know helpful information about how samurais lived and what his way of life -and death- was.


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    William Bailey
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai was a very enchanting book that stimulated my warrior side. We get an intimate look into the life of a samurai and I simply could not put it down. It is a fascinating book and I would reccomend it to history buffs are casual readers alike!"
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    #4Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki

    Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki
    This 1930 book explores the aesthetics of Japanese taste: Kuki, the author of the book, says that 'iki' is the perfect fusion of the amorousness of a geisha, the valor of a samurai and the resignation of the Buddhist priest.  


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    Timothy White
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a good book and a great introduction to Japanese philosophy. This will really help get you into the mindset and then you can continue reading more from there."


Best What are the best Japanese-philosophy-books
1Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook Books 24 Paid
2Zen and Japanese Culture Books 20 Paid
3Hagakure: The Book of the SamuraiBooks 10 Paid
4Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of IkiBooks 5 Paid

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