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Secrets of the Samurai a Survey of the M

Adele Westbrook

Secrets of the Samurai a Survey of the M

by Adele Westbrook

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Published by Tuttle+publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - General,
  • History,
  • History - General History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsOscar Ratti (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages483
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7930425M
    ISBN 100804809178
    ISBN 109780804809177

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Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe.

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Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, the work outlines the relentless progression of the military /5(2).

Editions for Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ) Cited by: 4. Description. The wakizashi has a blade between 30 and 60 cm (12 and 24 in), with wakizashi close to the length of a katana being called ō-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tantō length being called kō-wakizashi.

The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman. When worn together the pair of swords were called daishō, which.

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The yoroi-dōshi was made for piercing armour and for stabbing while grappling in close quarters. The weapon ranged in size from 20 cm to 22 cm, but some examples could be under 15 cm, with a "tapering mihaba, iori-mune, thick kasane at.

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Life doesn’t have to be short. We all have 24hrs in a day. Every single one of us. In the book, you’re looking at the samurai over nearly a thousand years. We don’t have as many sources for the medieval period, but then getting into the pre-modern period we have a lot more. Also, at some point, the samurai become a caste and being a samurai .Japanese armour is thought to have evolved from the armour used in ancient China.

Cuirasses and helmets were manufactured in Japan as early as the 4th century CE. Tankō, worn by foot soldiers and keikō, worn by horsemen were both pre-samurai types of early Japanese cuirass constructed from iron plates connected together by leather thongs.

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