Iai: Art of Drawing the Sword

Iai: Art of Drawing the Sword


By (author) Darrell Craig

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  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 258 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 20mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 22 December 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0804870233
  • ISBN 13: 9780804870238
  • Edition: 4, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: lin
  • Sales rank: 350,677

Product description

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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