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The Book of Five Rings

The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy

Miyamoto Musashi, Ashikaga Yoshiharu (Translator), Rosemary Brant (Editor)

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/30/2003)
Paperback (12/26/2012)
Paperback (5/9/2008)
Paperback (11/10/2020)
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Paperback (4/22/2018)
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Paperback (4/28/2009)
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Hardcover (4/3/2018)
Paperback (11/12/2020)

Fall River, 9781454910732, 198pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014



About the Author

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).