Musashi

Musashi PDF Book Detail Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
Publisher: Vertical, Inc.
ISBN: 1568364512
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 984

Book Description
The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai--without really knowing what it meant--he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive and brings life in his own village to a standstill--until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk. The lovely Otsu, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees him from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to left nor to right. Ever so slowly it dawns on him that following the Way of the Sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfect his technique, which leads him to a unique style of fighting with two swords simultaneously, he travels far and wide, challenging fighters of many disciplines, taking nature to be his ultimate and severest teacher and undergoing the rigorous training of those who follow the Way. He is supremely successful in his encounters, but in the Art of War he perceives the way of peaceful and prosperous governance and disciplines himself to be a real human being. He becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and been touched by. And, inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival. Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese story telling. It is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. Full of gusto and humor, it has an epic quality and universal appeal. The novel was made into a three-part movie by Director Hiroshi Inagai. For more information, visit the Shopping area

Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi PDF Book Detail Author: Kenji Tokitsu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824884
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 528

Book Description
Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and giving a clear picture of the man behind the myth. Musashi's best-known work, The Book of Five Rings, provides timeless insight into the nature of conflict. Tokitsu translates and provides extensive commentary on that popular work, as well as three other short texts on strategy that were written before it, and a longer, later work entitled "The Way to Be Followed Alone." Tokitsu is a thoughtful and informed guide, putting the historical and philosophical aspects of the text into context, and illuminating the etymological nuances of particular Japanese words and phrases. As a modern martial artist and a scholar, Tokitsu provides a view of Musashi's life and ideas that is accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students.

MUSASHI

MUSASHI PDF Book Detail Author: David Myhra
Publisher: Robert Walters
ISBN: 1310117969
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 63

Book Description
Imperial Japanese super battleship of World War II, the biggest battleship, with the largest main guns & most heavily armed ever constructed in Naval history, and was commissioned in August 1942 and sank with a full compliment of crew on 24 October 1944. Contains before and during sinking photos and information!

Battleships Yamato and Musashi

Battleships Yamato and Musashi PDF Book Detail Author: Janusz Skulski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844863190
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armour and with the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet in the Second World War. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 colour 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships. Janusz Skulski's anatomies of three renowned ships of the 20th century Japanese navy are among the most comprehensive of the Anatomy series with hundreds of meticulously researched drawings of the ships. Since their first publication he has continued to research the ships and has now produce a more definitive anatomy than was possible then. He has teamed up with 3D artist Stefan Draminksi who produces superb realistic renditions of the ships that bring a whole new level of detail to the portraits of the ships. This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

The Complete Musashi The Book of Five Rings and Other Works

The Complete Musashi  The Book of Five Rings and Other Works PDF Book Detail Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462920276
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
Miyamoto Musashi (1584–1645) is the most famous Samurai who ever lived. His magnum opus, the Go-Rin-Sho or Book of Five Rings is a classic that is still read by tens of thousands of people each year—Japanese and foreigners alike. Alex Bennett's groundbreaking new translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of this text for the first time. Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Musashi's book offers unique insights, not just for warriors, but for anyone wanting to apply the Zen Buddhist principle of awareness to achieve success in their endeavors. This book sheds new light on Japanese history and on the philosophical meaning of Bushido—the ancient "code of the Japanese warrior." Unlike other translations that are based on incomplete and inaccurate versions of Musashi's work, Bennett's is the first to be based on a careful reconstruction of the long-lost original manuscript. Capturing the subtle nuances of the original Japanese classic, the result is a far more accurate and meaningful English version of The Book of Five Rings text. Richly annotated and with an extensive introduction to Musashi's life, this version includes a collection of his other writings—translated into English for the first time. A respected scholar, as well as a skilled martial artist, Bennett's understanding of Musashi's life and work is unparalleled. This book will be widely read by students of Japanese culture, history, military strategy, and martial arts. It sets a new standard against which all other translations will be measured.

Musashi s Book of Five Rings

Musashi s Book of Five Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Stephen F. Kaufman
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906362
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 128

Book Description
This classic interpertation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is intended specifically for the martial artist—as Miyamoto Musashi originally intended. It explains the underlying truths necessary for a full understanding of Musashi's message for warriors. The result is an enthralling book on martial strategy that combines the instincts of the warrior with the philosophies of Zen Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and Taoism. It is a crucial book for every martial artist to read and understand. Like the original, this classic book of strategy is divided into five sections. The Book of Earth lays the groundwork for anyone wishing to understand Musashi's teachings; the Book of Water explains the warrior's approach to strategy; the Book of Fire teaches fundamental fighting techniques based on the Earth and Water principles; the Book of Wind describes differences between Musashi's own martial style and the styles of other fighting schools; while the Book of No-thing describes the "way of nature" as understood through an "unthinking" existing preconception. Famed martial artist and bestselling author Stephen Kaufman has translated this classic without the usual academic or commercial bias, driving straight into the heart of Musashi's martial teachings and interpreting them for his fellow martial artists. The result is an enthralling combination of warrior wisdom and philosophical truths that Musashi offered to other warriors who wished to master the martial way of bushido.

Miyamoto Musashi s The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi s The Book of Five Rings PDF Book Detail Author: Leo Gough
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 190775587X
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 120

Book Description
Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings offers simple, powerful, proven techniques from a classic treatise on military strategy to deal with conflict in our businesses, careers and home lives. Leo Gough transforms Musashi’s wise words into a handy, practical guide to prevailing over our opponents; all without a bloodied sword in sight!

SUMMARY The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

SUMMARY   The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi PDF Book Detail Author: Shortcut Edition
Publisher: Shortcut Edition
ISBN:
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 35

Book Description
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the precepts of one of Japan's greatest samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, founder of the Two-Sword School, which combine strategy, philosophy and spirituality. You will also discover that : the handling of the sword is an art; a warrior can also be a philosopher and an artist; technique, discipline and spirituality lead to victory. Through the five stages of his teaching, Samurai Miyamoto Musashi gives his disciples the keys to a true way of life. The "Treatise of the Five Wheels" invites today's reader to meditation and some form of wisdom. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Sait Musashi b Benkei

Sait   Musashi b   Benkei PDF Book Detail Author: James Seguin De Benneville
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Category : Folklore
Languages : en
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Musashi 9 In the beginning

Musashi  9  In the beginning PDF Book Detail Author: Takahashi Miyuki
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Category : Comic books, strips, etc
Languages : en
Pages :

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Presents the adventures of Musashi #9, a sixteen-year-old girl who is an agent for the organization Ultimate Blue.

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi PDF Book Detail Author: Walter Dening
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Languages : en
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The Far East

The Far East PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : East Asia
Languages : en
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The East

The East PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : Asia
Languages : en
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Transactions

Transactions PDF Book Detail Author: Jishin Gakkai (Japan)
Publisher:
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Category : Seismology
Languages : en
Pages :

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