The Swordsman's Handbook: Samurai Teachings on the Path of the Sword

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than a mastery of technique; it was a path toward self-mastery.

Author: 
Kotada Yahei Toshitada, Takuan Soho, Yagyu Munenori, Miyamoto Musashi, Matsura Seizan, Issai Chozanshi, and Yamaoka Tesshu.
Publisher: 
Shambhala (April 29, 2014)
ISBN: 
978-1611800623
Translator: 
William Scott Wilson
Published: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014