Sword Of No-Sword - Stevens J. - Book
  • Sword Of No-Sword - Stevens J. - Book

Sword Of No-Sword - Stevens J. - Book

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Yamaoka Tesshu -master of kenjutsu, the Japanese art of swordsmanship- was an outstanding figure in the turbulent era that marked the birth of modern Japan
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Yamaoka Tesshu -master of kenjutsu, the Japanese art of swordsmanship- was an outstanding figure in the turbulent era that marked the birth of modern Japan. Unlike Musashi (author of The Book of Five Rings), whose real story is difficult to ascertain, much more reliable information is available on Tesshu, who exemplifies the same spirit of warriorship. Yet this is the first work in English about this remarkable man. Tesshu displayed his warriorship in a variety of realms: in a politically volatile era, he arranged for the peaceful transfer of power from the old order to the new: he was a practitioner of kenjutsu, Zen, and calligraphy as well. John Stevens tells his story with a masterful blend of insight, knowledge, and perceptive understanding of Asian culture. Both men and women will find the life of Tesshu inspirational and applicable to their personal lives. John Stevens is a professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over thirty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture. Foreword - Preface - Author'ss Note 1. Tesshu'ss Life and Times 2. The Sword Of No-Sword 3. Great Enlightenment 4. The Ascending Dragon 5. The Three Shu 6. Tesshu'ss Writings Notes
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