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Japanese Swords
Author: Colin M. Roach

ISBN: 9784805313312
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 November 2014
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 30.3 x 22.9 x 1.1
Description:
The Japanese sword is much more than just a weapon-it is a social and religious icon traditionally worn by the samurai warrior as an instrument of justice and courage, the sword was an embodiment of the soul of the person who wielded it that was at once sacred and symbolic. Japanese Swords is the first book to tell the full story of the Japanese sword's rise to greatness by discussing its long history and development, its spiritual symbolism, the esoteric metallurgical techniques used to make the sword, as well as the difficult training techniques used by skilled swordsmen.

About the Author

Colin M. Roach has a passion for Japan's archetypal warrior culture and has trained with some of the top teachers of aikido and iaido in Japan and America. His previous publications include: The Sword of Compassion and The Yama Oroshi Dojo and The Art of Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship. He lives in Utah with his family.

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