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IAI The Art of Drawing the Sword

IAI The Art of Drawing the Sword

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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  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 280 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804870238 | 
  • June 1991
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