Archive for January, 2010

seriously, this book (The Taming of the Samurai by Eiko Ikegami) has to be the most difficult read i’ve been through in ages (months?).  while she’s undoubtedly well-educated on the subject, i can’t help but think she’s overcomplicating things just a tad.  why use a simple phrase like “samurai honor culture was a product of […]