About the Author
William de Lange
studied Japanese language and culture at the University of Leiden and at Waseda University in Japan. He is active as a translator and interpreter, and is a practitioner of the Shinkage school of swordsmanship. He is the author of the series Famous Samurai
, as well as The Real Musashi,
the first English translation of the Bushu denraiki
and the Bukoden
, accepted among Japanese scholars as the oldest and most reliable records of Miyamoto Musashi's life and exploits outside those from the hand of the master swordsman himself.