Intellectual superiority was esteemed, however, Inazō Nitobe notes that a samurai was ‘essentially a man of action’ and explains that much of his education was dominated by subjects such as fencing, jiujutsu, horsemanship, calligraphy and ethics. Character corresponds with Control or Self-Control, which Nitobe calls the ‘discipline of disciplines’. It includes the notion that it is unmanly to portray emotion, and that he who shows neither joy nor anger on his face is of strong character.


H9 – The Virtues




120 x 96cm


Laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite panel


The label is hand signed by the artist and each edition will be numbered.


HENI estimates that the completion date for delivery of these editions will be within 12 weeks from the date of the end of sale. Timing is dependent on demand, COVID-19 restrictions and delays.

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