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Book Announcement: Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “Yabusame: The Japanese Art of Horseback Archery”

Perhaps you think that Mononoke-hime‘s Ashitaka looked particularly cool firing arrows from atop his elk, or perhaps you love playing the Gerudo Valley horseback archery game in Ocarina of Time. If so, you’re in luck: today’s fun link is “Yabusame: … Continue reading

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Book announcement: The Truth of the Ancient Ways: A Critical Biography of the Swordsman Yamaoka Tesshu

Language: English Publisher: Kodenkan Institute Publication date: January 31, 2012 Binding type/size: paperback, 6″ x 9″ Description: 202 pages, bibliography, index ISBN-13: 978-0984012909 ISBN-10: 0984012907 Library of Congress Control Number: 2011938616 Book description Among practitioners of Japanese martial arts both … Continue reading

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