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An outstanding and highly detailed examination of all of the budo arts of ancient Japan. The author is both exhaustive in his detail and yet possesses an easy to read writing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark A. Pourner
I was required to write a book review for college, so I chose this book. It is not really my knid of book, as it is quite detailed in description of all aspects of the samurai. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Levi Coleman
This book is not only agreat take on the history of martial arts in Japan but Oscar Ratti is a phenomenal illustratore that deserves to praised and remebered. Read morePublished 21 months ago by ojisama
If you're interested in the Samurai and want detail rather than pretty pictures, then you need this book. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by Darius West
This book provides a very academic look at the history of feudal japan and the martial arts surrounding the period. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by ping pong
This book was hard to follow seemed confusing, had to reread parts more than once to understand. So often writer just took the long way around to state the facts. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Sondra Quenelle
This book is great! I was skimming through martail arts books and came across this masterpiece. It reads like a textbook on samurai history, weapons, armor, and beliefs. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Mr. Zissou Zombie 696