You know Mitsubishi automotive's scandal. That is a shame for Samurai code(lol), however, Nissan which has high reputation offered Mitsubishi and China's automaker that together they make better cars for the emerging market as China and BRICs.Otherwise Mitsubishi will never recover their corporate image.Thank you Nissan..Iseheijiro..
Miyamoto Musashi 宮本 武蔵 1584 also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent and unique double bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels (next to "only" 33 of Itō Ittōsai). He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings 五輪の書 a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.The painting is Miyamoto's self-painted and the national treasurey.
Samurai Code of Honor
The revenge of the forty-seven Ronin (forty-seven samurai), also known as the Akō vendetta or the Genroku Akō incident is an 18th-century historical event and a legend in Japan in which a band of ronin (leaderless samurai) avenged the death of their master. A noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the best known example of the samurai code of honor, bushidō, and as the country's "national legend."A contemporaneous samurai commentator on bushidō was however of the opinion that the tale is a good story of revenge, but by no means a story of bushidō.
The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) Asano Naganori was compelled to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ronin avenged their master's honor by killing Kira, after waiting and planning for a year. In turn, the ronin were themselves obliged to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder. This true story was popularized in Japanese culture as emblematic of the loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor that people should preserve in their daily lives. The popularity of the tale grew during the Meiji era, in which Japan underwent rapid modernization, and the legend became entrenched within discourses of national heritage and identity.
Fictionalized accounts of the tale of the Forty-seven Ronin are known as Chūshingura. The story was popularized in numerous plays, including bunraku and kabuki. Because of the censorship laws of the shogunate in the Genroku era, which forbade portrayal of current events, the names were changed. While the version given by the playwrights may have come to be accepted as historical fact by public. the first Chūshingura was written some 50 years after the event, and numerous historical records about the actual events that predate the Chūshingura survive.
The Bakufu(Tokugawa government) 's censorship laws had relaxed somewhat 75 years later in the late 18th century, when Japanologist Isaac Titsingh first recorded the story of the Forty-seven Ronin as one of the significant events of the Genroku era.The story continues to be popular in Japan to this day. Each year on December 14, Sengakuji Temple holds a festival commemorating the event.
My junior high school teacher
Hikaru Kurogi my junior high school crass room teacher is 91 years old. He is seventh dan Kendo Samurai. He won dozens of gold medals for the annual Kendo championship. He will make a speech at BUDOKAN (Emperor's Palace) June 6, 2016. I am proud of him.
He won championship 6.2009. Right is my teacher KUROGI Sensei
.I am proud of my country
I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.
Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.
Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA