e-Books

Miyamoto Musashi: A Life in Arms

Drawing on a large number of neglected original sources, A Life in Arms reveals how events deeply buried in Musashi's past set him on the hard path to prove himself a "swordsman without equal" — a path that began with the brutal slaying of Arima Kihei, led to the fall of the illustrious Yoshioka clan, and culminated in his dramatic encounter with Sasaki Kojirō on Ganryū island.



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The Real Musashi: The Bushūdenraiki

This earliest and most reliable record of the life and exploits of Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584–1645) , the most revered and celebrated swordsman in Japanese history, is, after three centuries, for the first time finally available to the English reader.



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The Real Musashi: The Bukōden

Toyoda Masanaga's informative record completed in 1755 of the later life and exploits of Japan's greatest swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584–1645), available for the first time in English.




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The real Musashi: A Miscellany

A collection of hitherto neglected sources including the Tomari jinja munefuda, the Kaijō monogatari, the Numata kaki, the Yoshioka-den, the Watanabe kōan taikiwa, the Honchō bugei shoden, the Korō usawa, the Kōkō zatsuroku, the Harima kagami, the Seiryūwa, the Gekken sōdan, the Tōsakushi, and the Mimasa ryakushi.



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