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Yamamoto Tsunetomo

samurai (1659-1719)

1659   -   1719

country of citizenship: Japan
languages spoken, written or signed: Japanese
occupation: philosopher, writer, bushi

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Yamamoto Tsunetomo (山本 常朝), Buddhist monastic name Yamamoto Jōchō (June 11, 1659 – November 30, 1719), was a samurai of the Saga Domain in Hizen Province under his lord Nabeshima Mitsushige. He became a Zen Buddhist priest and relayed his experiences, memories, lessons, ideas, and aphorisms to the samurai Tashiro Tsuramoto, who compiled them under the title Hagakure.
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