Samurai Arms, Armour &; the Tactics of Warfare (The Book of Samurai Series) (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
528
Utgivningsdatum
2018-10-18
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Watkins Publishing
Dimensioner
236 x 152 x 46 mm
Vikt
840 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781786781734
Samurai Arms, Armour &; the Tactics of Warfare (The Book of Samurai Series) (inbunden)

Samurai Arms, Armour &; the Tactics of Warfare (The Book of Samurai Series)

The Collected Scrolls of Natori-Ryu

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This book is part of the unique Book of Samurai series that comprises the works of 17th-century samurai tactician Natori Sanjuro Masazumi, retainer and advisor to the lords of Kishu domain. It offers an unparalleled insight into the weaponry and armour of the samurai era, as well as tactical advice for use on the battlefield and off - wisdom that can be applied to many scenarios today.Heieki Yoho, the first scroll translated in this book, offers advice for every possible situation, from moving troops to besieging a castle to fighting on the open battlefield. From turning thieves or cowards to good service, to practising "external listening" in order to obtain information from as many sources as possible, to penetrating the deeper motives of those who slander (or praise) others, the advice here is thought provoking and paints a vivid picture of samurai Japan at war.Heigu Yoho, the second scroll, gives us a rare and precious glimpse into samurai arms and armour, including their construction, status regulations and connected ceremonies, mythology and Buddhist doctrine: a helmet's ventilation hole, for example, allows access to the 98,000 gods of war. There is an accessible introduction and a glossary, as well as 130 line drawings that include illustrations of arms and armour, strategic diagrams and beautiful examples of Japanese calligraphy.
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Antony Cummins is the founder of the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team, which has previously published The Book of Ninja and The Book of Samurai (Watkins). Antony also works as a consultant and co-presenter on high-end documentaries on Japan that are distributed by National Geographic, and is the Official Tourism Ambassador for Wakayama. He has been recognised by peers as a leading expert in the discovery of military arts of medieval Japan. www.natori.co.uk