(KINDLE) 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi BY Eiji Yoshikawa

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  • 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi
  • Eiji Yoshikawa
  • English
  • 22 May 2020
  • 9784770019578

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READ ☆ 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi Love misguided revenge filial piety and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vague. I am a huge fan of the old Criterion Collection samurai movies and I loved Toshiro Mifune s portrayal of Musashi so I thought I d give this a read I found it VERY slow at the beginning but I powered through It took me as long to read this as it did to read Don uixotecoincidentally Musashi lived at the same time as Cervantes so it was interesting to compare what was going on in Japan in the time of Shakespeare and Cervantes The story is epic in scope and follows Musashi Myamoto s life from the time when he was a 17 year old punk to his final battle with Ganryu which cemented his fame It is a great introduction to Japanese history and has me itching to some follow up non fiction reading on JapanAs far as rating it I could go anywhere from a 3 to a 5 The story itself is captivating and completely hooks you after a while The writing seemed immature and choppy at the beginning but then got and sophisticated I don t know if this is a translation thing but it kind of works It seems as if the author or translator used this as a story telling device that is as the main characters matured and became wiser so did the text and the way it was written Maybe I am imagining this The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression, 2nd Edition: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living know only vague. I am a huge fan of the old Criterion Collection samurai movies and I loved Toshiro Mifune s portrayal of Musashi so I thought I d give this a read I found it VERY slow at the beginning but I powered through It took me as long to read this as it did to read Don uixotecoincidentally Musashi lived at the same time as Cervantes so it was interesting to compare what was going on in Japan in the time of Shakespeare and Cervantes The story is epic in scope and follows Musashi Myamoto s life from the time when he was a 17 year old punk to his final battle with Ganryu which cemented his fame It is a great introduction to Japanese history and has me itching to some follow up non fiction reading on JapanAs far as rating it I could go anywhere from a 3 to a 5 The story itself is captivating and completely hooks you after a while The writing seemed immature and choppy at the beginning but then got and sophisticated I don t Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting and More know if this is a translation thing but it Classic Cars Calendar 2018: 16 Month Calendar kind of works It seems as if the author or translator used this as a story telling device that is as the main characters matured and became wiser so did the text and the way it was written Maybe I am imagining this

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READ ☆ 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi Lling It is a living story subtle and imaginative teeming with memorable characters many of them historical Interweaving themes of unreuited. 5 stars for sheer enjoyment and immersion in another time and culture This book has easily landed on my favourites list Despite its nearly thousand pages I was fully immersed in the story of Miyamoto Musashi and never felt like I was slogging through an enormous tome To be fair the beginning is a little rough but Eiji Yoshikawa does an excellent job at keeping things moving as we follow the famous sword saint of early Tokugawa era Japan in his growth from a callow bullying youth into a man attempting to attain perfection in both body and spirit through the Way of the SwordYoshikawa paints on a broad canvas indeed immersing the reader into the world of feudal Japan by showing us characters from all walks of life We meet not only the daimyo and samurai who ruled in this world but also the merchants craftsmen peasants and priests all of whom gave to the era and country its uniue character and flavour While the story centers on the life and growth of its titular protagonist Miyamoto Musashi it is truly an epic saga following the intertwined lives of many characters as they criss cross Japan searching for or trying to escape from each other Indeed there are so many coincidental meetings and near misses that it becomes something of a commonplace in the story In some ways I was reminded of Dumas while reading this book both authors first wrote in a serialized format that was later transferred to tomes of kitten suishing size many characters walk across the epic stage of history as plots and sub plots unfold to follow the life of our protagonist and despite its epic size and scope the prose is eminently readable and it s definitely a real page turner of romanticized historical fictionThe characters themselves are varied and colourful their stories brought to vivid life from the irascible old dowager Osugi and her feckless son Matahatchi who seek Musashi s downfall to the virginal Otsu and rambunctious Jotaro who become something of a family in their shared devotion to the vagabond swordsman Then of course there is Musashi himself the man destined to become the great sword saint and a man of intriguing complexity at times seeming little than a ragged vagabond with slight knowledge of the ways of the world and at others like an insightful philosopher finding wisdom and perceiving connections where others see nothing at all Of course one cannot fail to mention two of the most colourful characters in the story Sasaki Kojiro the great swordsman whose cocksure confidence and wily intellect along with his uneualed martial prowess make him Musashi s only possible peer and a real threat for the sword saint and Takuan the Buddhist monk who at times can seem little than a carefree and even clownish figure while at others he exhibits the harsh and uncompromising nature of a man of great intellectual and moral acuity Both prove to be interesting foils for Musashi and provide an intriguing study in similarity and contrasts to him As he travels the roads and fields of Japan Musashi takes advantage of every opportunity he can to learn He is especially keen to gain from the experiences of those he meets who appear to have sounded the depth of a particular art whether they be a craftsman obsessed with the creation of ceramics a courtesan versed in the art of music or an old woman expert in the niceties of the tea ceremony All who have viewed some aspect of life and art with honesty and rigour can teach him something which he is able to apply to the of the way of the sword It is this open mindedness that allows Musashi to avoid being a slave to any one style of martial arts and only in his eagerness to learn from all of his experiences is he able to overcome his many opponents and develop from nameless vagabond to the sword saint of legend While this is ostensibly the story of Musashi he is often absent from the pages for extended periods of time seemingly deserting the reader as he does the other characters in the story Luckily for us the characters that take over the narrative at these times are as noted above vivid and intriguing making the time spent with them never seem either wasteful or a slog It is through these absences that we truly come to see the extent of the influence Musashi has on the other characters Indeed the story is as much about the effect Musashi has on them both by his presence and his absence perhaps even so the latter as it is about his life and deeds as such In this I was reminded of the character of Able from Gene Wolfe s The Wizard Knight Both men are searchers after truth and wisdom through the way of the warrior whose actions have a profound effect on the people whose lives they touch Musashi s chi or spirit is so strong that not only is he able to master the sword and intimidate his opponents but he is also able to instill in others a sense of devotion and aweThis makes Musashi sound like little than a superhero but this is far from the case Yoshikawa still manages to make Musashi very human in his foibles and sense of inadeuacy Indeed despite his prowess Musashi does not come across as very much like a typical action hero at all that role is reserved for the suave and supremely confident Sasaki Kojiro Musashi is like a wide eyed innocent looking for the path to perfection but always certain it has escaped his grasp The book thus treads a fine line between romanticizing the Samurai ideology in the figure of Musashi and portraying some of the harsh realities of the warrior culture that allowed bullies and braggarts to rule Thus while we see one man s attempt to achieve the ideal represented by bushido the story acknowledges the harsh truths that were all too often the realityA really enjoyable book that is recommended to all lovers of historical fiction looking for an immersive and compelling experience of Tokugawa era Japan Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way keeping things moving as we follow the famous sword saint of early Tokugawa era Japan in his growth from a callow bullying youth into a man attempting to attain perfection in both body and spirit through the Way of the SwordYoshikawa paints on a broad canvas indeed immersing the reader into the world of feudal Japan by showing us characters from all walks of life We meet not only the daimyo and samurai who ruled in this world but also the merchants craftsmen peasants and priests all of whom gave to the era and country its uniue character and flavour While the story centers on the life and growth of its titular protagonist Miyamoto Musashi it is truly an epic saga following the intertwined lives of many characters as they criss cross Japan searching for or trying to escape from each other Indeed there are so many coincidental meetings and near misses that it becomes something of a commonplace in the story In some ways I was reminded of Dumas while reading this book both authors first wrote in a serialized format that was later transferred to tomes of Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs kitten suishing size many characters walk across the epic stage of history as plots and sub plots unfold to follow the life of our protagonist and despite its epic size and scope the prose is eminently readable and it s definitely a real page turner of romanticized historical fictionThe characters themselves are varied and colourful their stories brought to vivid life from the irascible old dowager Osugi and her feckless son Matahatchi who seek Musashi s downfall to the virginal Otsu and rambunctious Jotaro who become something of a family in their shared devotion to the vagabond swordsman Then of course there is Musashi himself the man destined to become the great sword saint and a man of intriguing complexity at times seeming little than a ragged vagabond with slight Supercute Animals and Pets: 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Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card) keen to gain from the experiences of those he meets who appear to have sounded the depth of a particular art whether they be a craftsman obsessed with the creation of ceramics a courtesan versed in the art of music or an old woman expert in the niceties of the tea ceremony All who have viewed some aspect of life and art with honesty and rigour can teach him something which he is able to apply to the of the way of the sword It is this open mindedness that allows Musashi to avoid being a slave to any one style of martial arts and only in his eagerness to learn from all of his experiences is he able to overcome his many opponents and develop from nameless vagabond to the sword saint of legend While this is ostensibly the story of Musashi he is often absent from the pages for extended periods of time seemingly deserting the reader as he does the other characters in the story Luckily for us the characters that take over the narrative at these times are as noted above vivid and intriguing making the time spent with them never seem either wasteful or a slog It is through these absences that we truly come to see the extent of the influence Musashi has on the other characters Indeed the story is as much about the effect Musashi has on them both by his presence and his absence perhaps even so the latter as it is about his life and deeds as such In this I was reminded of the character of Able from Gene Wolfe s The Wizard Knight Both men are searchers after truth and wisdom through the way of the warrior whose actions have a profound effect on the people whose lives they touch Musashi s chi or spirit is so strong that not only is he able to master the sword and intimidate his opponents but he is also able to instill in others a sense of devotion and aweThis makes Musashi sound like little than a superhero but this is far from the case Yoshikawa still manages to make Musashi very human in his foibles and sense of inadeuacy Indeed despite his prowess Musashi does not come across as very much like a typical action hero at all that role is reserved for the suave and supremely confident Sasaki Kojiro Musashi is like a wide eyed innocent looking for the path to perfection but always certain it has escaped his grasp The book thus treads a fine line between romanticizing the Samurai ideology in the figure of Musashi and portraying some of the harsh realities of the warrior culture that allowed bullies and braggarts to rule Thus while we see one man s attempt to achieve the ideal represented by bushido the story acknowledges the harsh truths that were all too often the realityA really enjoyable book that is recommended to all lovers of historical fiction looking for an immersive and compelling experience of Tokugawa era Japan

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READ ☆ 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese story te. A breathtaking fictionalization of the life of one of the world s greatest warriors and renaissance men Yoshikawa takes us on a mezmorizing voyage to a crossroads in Japanese history that changed all the rules and gave birth to a legend The book opens in the year 1600 at the end of the infamous battle of Sekigahara where the armies of east and western Japan met to decide who would govern Toyotomi or Tokugawa In the end to Tokugawa emerged victorious and the 150 year period of civil war came to an end The young son of a country samurai Shinmen Takezo goes to fight for the Toyotomi at Sekigahara and opens the book prostrate on the ground with two bullets in his thigh He escapes the carnage of the battle to his home province and emerges from this ordeal not as the noble warrior he intended but rather as a savage bandit However through the intervention of an old friend he is brought to justice and given a second chance and a new name He is locked in a room of the Lord s castle for three years straight with only treatises on war religion and the classics of both Japan and China From this incarceration he emerged a new man Musashi is offered a position as reatiner to the Tokugawa governor but instead decides to journey across Japan to hone his swordsmanship To do this Musashi does than practice drawing and swinging a sword To achieve this he studies calligraphy painting sculprture agriculture and music all in the the pursuit of perfection as a swordsman The book takes us through the highlights of Musashi s career from Sekigahara to his legendary feud with the Yoshioka sword school of Kyoto to it s culmination at the Duel of the Spreading Pine finalizing with his infamous duel with the sword saint Sasaki Kojiro on Funajima Island Musashi evolves constantly as a character as does his rival Kojiro Both men are near facsimilies of each other the difference of which makes the book and the unfolding of both the aforementioned s destinies so tantalizing