What a lovely and thorough treatise of one of the greatest figures in Japanese history
and certainly the GREATEST in Japanese folklore.
I knew him as the ultimate Japanese warrior of the 17th century following the bloody civil wars of the Sengoku period.
The author masterly explains the wisdom and unique nature and culture of this greater than life hero.
A warrior yes, but a philosopher of unparalleled clarity, an author with writings still studied and admired, a sculptor and a painter of national renown.
These other facets of Miyamoto Musashi I learned from this excellent book. Next time in Japan I will visit Kumamoto, his last abode, partly in… Read more