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The Illustrated Book of Five Rings
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Weatherhill
Publication date October 10, 2006
Pages 156
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780834805651
ISBN-10 0834805650
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
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A classic on martial arts strategy and confrontation originally written in 1643 is enhanced by fifty-four full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Written by the master swordsman and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi in 1643, The Book of Five Rings has become a classic on the arts of strategy and confrontation. Musashi's wise and penetrating advice and observations are applicable not only to martial artists but for leaders in all professions; he analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

In this exquisite illustrated edition, Thomas Cleary's accessible translation and illuminating introduction are enhanced by forty-five full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition (which had a close relationship with the Japanese martial culture).

Also included is Cleary's translation of another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy: The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

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9780834805651 | details & prices | 156 pages | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A classic on martial arts strategy and confrontation originally written in 1643 is enhanced by fifty-four full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition.

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