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The Resource The samurai, by Bernard Guerrini, (electronic resource)

The samurai, by Bernard Guerrini, (electronic resource)

Label
The samurai
Title
The samurai
Statement of responsibility
by Bernard Guerrini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Japan, there is still a great deal of admiration for the Samurai and their rigid code of honor. Much more than their role as warriors, they represent the very roots of Japanese civilization. The Samurai offers an enthralling and colorful odyssey into Japan's history in which Samurai culture became the core of Japanese values. The film colorfully illustrates the Samurai s martial traditions and the manifestations of its ties to the Zen principles of Respect, Purity and Composure. Professor Kohei Irie of Tsukuba University says: "The Samurai warrior class realized that to keep power during the seven hundred years in which they prevailed, they had to add intellectual and spiritual elements to the act of war ... and acquire a culture based on literature, art and religion." The film contains mesmerizing images of horseback riders in spectacular recreations of battles and in Kendo, a sport using sticks as swords. The discipline and audacious spirit of the Samurai also emerges in the art of swordmaking or "Katana," in the tea ceremony, in calligraphy and in the art of flower arrangement. The Samurai also contains clips from features such as Akiro Kurosawa s The Seven Samurai which idealizes the art of conflict and pays homage to the Samurai s self-control, their sense of strategy and their control over their opponents minds. From the Edo period to the present, the martial arts have been used to shape and train model citizens. Despite the broad cultural changes in this ultra-modern and urbanized country, many people are nostalgic for the ancestral values of Honor, Truth and Virtue and try to rekindle the spirit of the ancient Samurai warrior
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guerrini, Bernard
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Target audience
general
Label
The samurai, by Bernard Guerrini, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650502
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650502/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209985
  • (OCoLC)747798556
Video recording format
other
Label
The samurai, by Bernard Guerrini, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650502
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650502/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209985
  • (OCoLC)747798556
Video recording format
other

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