For over a thousand years the sword has played a crucial role in Japanese society. Even today it remains a ubiquitous and venerated object, whether cherished as a work of art, admired as a feat of technology, or wielded in one of the many schools of fencing that have survived Japan's feudal era. This book not only explains the techniques of that era's most prominent school, it also gives the reader a fascinating insight in the history and martial ethics that underpin the modern day practice of Japanese fencing, an art known to the Japanese as Iaido.
William de Lange studied Japanese language and culture at the University of Leiden and at Waseda University in Japan. He is active as a translator and interpreter, and is a practitioner of the Shinkage school of swordsmanship. He is the author of the series Famous Samurai, as well as The Real Musashi, the first English translation of the Bushu denraiki and the Bukoden, accepted among Japanese scholars as the oldest and most reliable records of Miyamoto Musashi's life and exploits outside those from the hand of the master swordsman himself.
Description du livre Weatherhill, 2002. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110834805006
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