Miyamoto Musashi has ratings and 15 reviews. Anthony said: I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kend. Kenji Tokitsu is a Japanese author and practitioner of Japanese martial arts. Tokitsu has also written a scholarly work about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. The Paperback of the Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

Author: Netaxe Zolojar
Country: Fiji
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 2 April 2006
Pages: 136
PDF File Size: 3.99 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.43 Mb
ISBN: 246-1-52381-512-3
Downloads: 79473
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gozshura

Related resource Contributor biographical information at http: Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior.

His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu. Oct 15, E. However, some things do seem more reasonable than others. The catch all for Musashi books. To help us recommend your next book, tell us musasi you enjoy reading. He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Find your local bookstore at booksellers.

Kenji Tokitsu – Wikipedia

Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. The relationship between adversaries The complexity of combat in budo The significance of the quest for kizeme Confrontation and harmony Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Public Private login e. If we may go by the experience of Nakayama Hakudo, we can say that these adepts could pretty well not have slept in the course of seven days of continuous effort. Please help by adding reliable sources.

Tokitsu’s mhsashi the best by far. Both are done from the point of view of a martial artist looking at and interpreting the work. With access conditions MyiLibrary at http: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Tokitsu gives us the most comprehensive portrait of Musashi the man I’ve ever found- and that eknji easy! Jul 16, Emtee rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Miyamoto Musashiplease sign up. Musashi’s best-known work, The Book of Five Ringsprovides timeless insight into the nature of conflict.


Views Read Edit View history.

Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu

That said, the last section – Tokitsu’s translation of tokitssu Book of Five Elements or Five Rings if you prefer is an interesting read. The explanatory essays at the end of the book were also of interest. Open Preview See a Problem? Well written and researched, without delving too far into hero worship or following trains of speculation too far without some sort of evidence. Various documents bear witness to the fact that such warriors tried to go to their very limits of physical exertion in order to make progress in their art, as the following example shows.

Muyamoto he founded the Shaolin-mon school, where he teaches a synthesis of the original combat arts of Japan and China.

Login to add to list. I thoroughly enjoyed the annotated comments and historical explanations that he used. This article about a Japanese writer, poet, or screenwriter is a stub. It is a well thought out, and well researched work. Physical Description xxxix, p.

Miyamoto Musashi

The interpretations make sense, and the author takes pains to point out any place where miywmoto makes assumptions, what assumptions he is making and what the basis is for those assumptions.

I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kendo and Iaido. Danny rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Tokitsu is a true scholar and provides a comprehensive summary of the works of Musashi, his disciples, the lineages that sprang mihamoto him, and all of those who have told his story and tried to emulate his martial path over the last five hundred years; he provides new translations of Musashi’s “Book of Five Miyamotl as well as less well known works; he provides images and commentary on some of the vibrant and amazing artwork of Musashi; he situates Musashi contextuall An amazing work on many levels: An amazing work on many levels: Nov 27, Jeff rated it it was amazing.


Summary “Undefeated swordsman, master of battlefield strategy, martial arts icon – Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the s, is the most famous samurai of all time. tokiitsu

Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings

Written by a kendo practitioner who understands the language, the history, and the state of mind of this practice. During the Edo period, a great number of adepts spent time tolitsu this temple in order to fulfill a kind of vow: Apr 13, E Taylor is currently reading it.

Dec 03, David rated it it was ok. Of those I’ve read dealing with finding the historical Musashi, this was by far the best. If you study the Samurai, study steelmaking and Musashi. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Though as another reviewer said – you tokitu to read this book with 2 bookmarks: Tokitsu translates and provides extensive commentary on that popular work, as well as three other short texts on strategy that were written before it, and a longer, later work entitled “The Way to Be Followed Alone.

Jul 23, H added it Shelves: Ryan rated it really liked it May 16,