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The Book of Five Rings The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy

ISBN13:

9781454910732

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ISBN10:
1454910739
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/4/2014
Publisher(s):
Fall River
List Price: $16.95

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This is the edition with a publication date of 3/4/2014.

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  • The Five Rings Miyamoto Musashi's Art of Strategy
    The Five Rings Miyamoto Musashi's Art of Strategy





Summary

The Book of Five Rings, first published in the seventeenth century, is the classic text of samurai strategy, written by an undefeated master of the sword. This colorfully illustrated new edition vividly interprets the teachings of Miyamoto Musashi and the era of the last Shoguns, when the way of the sword was also a sacred way of life.

Author Biography

Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1643) was a samurai master and a leading exponent of Kendo, the oldest of Japan's martial arts. In a career that lasted nearly half a century he was never defeated in combat. Musashi perfected a two-handed sword technique that is still taught today, and he was also a talented artist. He completed The Book of Five Rings, his classic text on samurai sword strategy, days before his death.
 
About the Translator:
Ashikaga Yoshiharu teaches English at Tokyo University. A descendant of a samurai, he has translated many classic Japanese texts into English and has edited the books Zen Wisdom and Zen Teachings (both Astrolog).


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