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I enjoyed this translation more than the classic Victor Harris edition. Though it’s always worth doing a comparative reading of different translations, and is doable for such a short text. This new edition is great because it includes The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War which gives Miyamotos five rings much more substance by providing a more philosophical underpinning to the physical modes of strategy.
Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style o ...more