Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lords of the Samurai

Lords of the Samurai (SF Asian Art Museum June 12-Sept 20) takes an intimate look at the daimyo, or provincial lords of the warrior class in feudal Japan.

1 Think of what is right and true.

2 Practice and cultivate science.

3 Become acquainted with the arts.

4 Know the principles of the crafts

5 Understand the harm and benefit in everything.

6 Learn to see everything accurately.

7 Become aware of what is not obvious.

8 Be careful even in small matters.

9 Do not do anything useless.

--The Book of the Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

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