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Iai: The Art of Drawing the Sword

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Iai: The Art of Drawing the Sword
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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.

Synopsis:

Describes the centuries-old ritual of sword drawing.

Synopsis:

This unique guide unlocks the mysteries of this ancient ritual practice and explains the significance of swords in the samurai culture

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Melissa M. Rinne is Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804870238
Author:
Schultz, Mary
Author:
Hunter, Mark
Author:
Craig, Darrell Max
Author:
Cr
Author:
aig, Darrell Max
Author:
Schultz, Mary
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Rutland, Vt. :
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Physical Education
Subject:
Fencing
Subject:
Kendo
Subject:
Iaido.
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
swords; martial arts; samurai; swordsmanship; sword techniques
Subject:
47 Ronin; sword; iai; iaijutsu; sword techniques; Japanese martial art; samurai culture; sword care; drawing the sword
Subject:
47 Ronin ; sword ; iai
Subject:
Japanese martial art ; samurai culture ; sword care ;
Subject:
Iai; Iaido; Iaijutsu; sword drawing; katana; iaido book; iaijutsu book; iaido guide;
Subject:
sword drawing techniques; iaido techniques
Subject:
sword techniques; iaido techniques; japanese martial art
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w line drawings and photos
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14 oz

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Product details 280 pages C.E. Tuttle,1988. - English 9780804870238 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Describes the centuries-old ritual of sword drawing.
"Synopsis" by ,
This unique guide unlocks the mysteries of this ancient ritual practice and explains the significance of swords in the samurai culture
"Synopsis" by , 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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