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Iai: Art of Drawing the Sword
by Craig, Darrell

ISBN: 9780804870238
PUBLISHER: Kodansha Europe
FORMAT: Paperback / softback
PAGES: 280
PUBLICATION DATE: 22.12.1997
DIMENSIONS: 21.03 x 14.27 x 1.75 centimetres 1360gms

DESCRIPTION:
To the Japanese, the sword is a spiritual weapon, possessed of a kind of divinity, a self reflective of the soul of its maker, owner, and user. Around its mystical powers has grown a centuries-old ritual and a fascinating, intricate discipline. This unique guide unlocks the mysteries of this ancient ritual practice, explaining the history and significance of swords in the samurai culture, and documenting the the techniques of swordsmanship, as no other book in English does. Black and white line drawings and photographs enliven the narrative; a glossary of sword terminology closes the text

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