Where would you find information on the importance of the code of bushido?
== == The Bushidō code is typified by seven virtues: * Rectitude * Courage * Benevolence * Respect * Honesty * Honor
* Loyalty : -Translations from: Random House's Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary many books and scholarly articles have been published on the topic of bushido, some books you could read include * The Last Statement of Torii Mototada * Kuroda Nagamasa * Nabeshima Naoshige * THE MESSAGE OF MASTER GOKURAKUJI by Hojo Shigetoki * THE CHIKUBASHO by Shiba Yoshimasa * THE REGULATIONS OF IMAGAWA RYOSHUN by Imagawa Sadayo * THE SEVENTEEN ARTICLES OF ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE by Asakura Toshikage * THE TWENTY-ONE PRECEPTS OF HOJO SOUN by Hojo Nagauji * THE RECORDED WORDS OF ASAKURA SOTEKI by Asakura Norikage * THE IWAMIZUDERA MONOGATARI by Takeda Shingen * OPINIONS IN NINETY-NINE ARTICLES by Takeda Nobushige * LORD NABESHIMA'S WALL INSCRIPTIONS by Nabeshima Naoshige * THE LAST STATEMENT OF TORII MOTOTADA by Torii Mototada * THE PRECEPTS OF KATO KIYOMASA by Kato Kiyomasa * NOTES ON REGULATIONS by Kuroda Nagamasa * The Soul of Japan by Nitobe Inazō * Go Rin No Sho (The Book of Five Rings) by Miyamoto Musashi * Budoshoshinshu by Taira Shigesuke Daidōji Yūzan * Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo Here is an article that will get you started. It also has a number of references that could be of value. http://www.aikido-world.com/articles/Bushido-Code%20of%20the%20Warrior-Origins%20of%20Bushido.html