The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel

The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel

Paperback The Book of Five Rings

By (author) Miyamoto Musashi

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  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 13mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 17 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1611800129
  • ISBN 13: 9781611800128
  • Illustrations note: Line Drawings Throughout
  • Sales rank: 80,099

Product description

*This manga version of 'The Book of Five Rings', the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed 17th-century duellist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, reinvigorates the classic, making it more accessible and appealing to a wide audience.

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Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer who lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published by a variety of US, UK, and Japanese publishers, and he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga-style books, such as "Hagakure" and "Yakuza Moon."

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"Truly a tribute to the original [classic]. There is a tremendous amount of depth and insight into this work, an exploration of the five elements of life (the 'five rings' of the title) that represent the cosmic Buddha. Readers get complex but eminently readable explorations of each ring and are led to see them all together as an overriding philosophy that enriches and broadens the life of any reader."--Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin "This graphic adaptation of Musashi's seventeenth-century treatise on the martial arts makes careful, effective use of imagery to emphasize both the narrative and instructional aspects of the original text. . . . Musashi's lessons, in their focus on preparation and mindfulness, can easily be applied to most areas of life. Kutsuwada's art is delicate and clean, balancing the physiological dynamics of swordplay with a clear-eyed appreciation of Musashi's natural environment. An engaging, thoughtful update of what could be esoteric."--"Publishers Weekly"