Ruth Benedict, “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture”, 1946 was a nonfiction book on Japan. The Japanese holiday celebration of “Foundation Day” is for the year 660 BC. This alone makes Ruth Benedict’s book focused on chrysanthemum (symbol for the emperor). The sword is an ancient weapon of the old culture. … Continue reading Ruth Benedict,” The Chrysanthemum and The Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture”,1946.