Wives of Samurai

“Samurai constantly keep their wives inside, so they don’t know anything. Thus, they are forbidden to act in their husband’s place. Oh, why do we value this effeminacy?” These are truly wise words.
The Third Year of Ansei, After August. “The Complete Teachings for Knights.”

28日士の妻室たる者は
「士の妻室たる者は、士常に朝在りて内を知らず、故に夫に代わりて家業を戒む。豈に惰弱を以ってせんや」と云うは実に至言なり。
安政三年八月以降「武経全書講録」

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