There are many books written about the Japanese samurai. These books can be accounted as media because they were written to inform society about the samurai, or to use the idea of samurai to entertain readers. A few books are "Samurai: An Illustrated History", "Samurai: The World of the Warrior", "Samurai Armies 1550-1615 (Men-at-Arms)", and "Samurai Warfare." All of these books portray different aspects of the samurai culture. For example, the book "Samurai: An Illustrated History" by Mitsuo Kure shows vivid photographs of the historical re-enactments. The samurai have been displayed beautifully in the photographs of this book. Another example of a book on samurai is "Samurai Armies 1550-1615 (Men-at-Arms)" by Stephen Turnbull. This book is a perfect example of the samurai culture used to inform the audience. The book displays information on everything from what they wore, what they ate, how they created weaponry, and how samurai were portrayed in Japan.
The books written based on samurai show the influence of the samurai culture in recent media because people are still interested and fascinated by the samurai culture. Movies, anime, or manga, have information regarding samurai that people can take away from reading. Although non-fiction books are more factual, they still uphold the same expectations of enjoyment.