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This book is a fascinating read, recalling a life that was both spiritually deep and light-hearted. Tesshu was clearly a true master of life, which translated into his swordmanship. I recommend this book for anyone, but especially sword practitioners seeking a greater spiritual understanding of themselves and the world, and how kendo or kenjutsu can guide you along that path. For those interested in the life of an enlightened Zen master, then this book is also bound to impart great insight. And for those interested in one of the key political figures in the turbulent times of early Meji-era Japan, then this is also an important read.
If you practice kendo or kenjutsu, this may well be… Read more