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Flowering Spirit: Classic Teachings on the Art of No Hardcover – 3 May 2006

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd (3 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770024991
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770024992
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.3 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,991,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Zeami (13631432) was an actor and playwright, described by Donald Keene as the greatest figure in the history of No. William Scott Wilson's first translation, Kodansha's bestselling edition of Hagakure, was published in 1979, the same year he completed a Masters degree in Japanese language and literature at the University of Washington. Hagakure was prominently featured in the Jim Jarmusch film, Ghost Dog. Wilsons other translations include The Book of Five Rings, The Life-Giving Sword, The Unfettered Mind, Taiko and Ideals of the Samurai. He is also the author of The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi, a biography of one of Japan's most important cultural icons. In 2005, Wilson was awarded Japan's Foreign Minister Commendation. He lives in Miami, Florida.

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