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Tsunetomo + Mitsushige by Eshto Tsunetomo + Mitsushige by Eshto
Samurai practiced age-structured homosexuality, known as shudō. Ordinarily a Samurai served his daimyo with honor, and was expected to follow his lord in death. However, Mitsushige disliked this custom and asked his beloved samurai, Tsunetomo, to reject it upon his own death. Ironically, this break with tradition led to the samurai code being written down; Tsunetomo lived to retire into the mountains, where he dictated to a young visiting samurai; His commentary became the Hagakure, a seminal guide to samurai culture.
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<font><font>Magnifique </font></font>
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onii-chans1favorite Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY!!!
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Wow, I just love the colors of this. And the drawing of course!
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RorysCurls Aug 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
So basically Shudo is practically the Japanese version of the Greco-roman 'Paiderastia' ?
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This is sort of reminiscent of Hamlet and Horatio....
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