This is my first book review but actually it is a magazine.
I really just want to put some information out there on internet about the resources I use to learn about samurai.
This magazine can be bought at most convenience stores and has themes like "The Truth of the Imperial Household", " The Castles of Sengoku Busho", or "The Mysteries of Japanese Shrines".
They aren't heavy hitting scholarly research but they do have really cool illustrations showing stuff like how castles were built or what a battlefield scene might look like. A lot of the illustrations are CG and show battles in action which I think is really cool.
Here is their website: http://www.ikkojin.net/magazine/monthly/