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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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CrystoX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
<font><font>Magnifique </font></font>
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onii-chans1favorite Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY!!!
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Ichigo-OH Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
love!
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Wow, I just love the colors of this. And the drawing of course!
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RorysCurls Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
So basically Shudo is practically the Japanese version of the Greco-roman 'Paiderastia' ?
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DreadPersephone Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
This is sort of reminiscent of Hamlet and Horatio....
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