Eiji Yoshikawa

Musashi

1995 (This Edition Published)

Main Details
Credits
Author Eiji Yoshikawa
Translated by Charles S. Terry
Foreword by Edwin O. Reischauer
Copyright Holder (Text) Fumiko Yoshikawa
Copyright Holder (This Edition) Kodansha International Ltd.
Cover Artist N. Ōrai
Publisher Kodansha International Ltd.
Publisher Kodansha America, Inc.
Distributed by/Director of Distribution Kodansha America, Inc.
Distributed by/Director of Distribution Kodansha Europe, Ltd.
Works
Date
Copyright 1971
Copyright 1981
First Published 1981
This Edition Published 1995
Identifying Codes
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 80-8791
ISBN 4-7700-1957-2
Format Hardback
Publication Location Tokyo
Genre
Page Count / Font 970 pages
Language English
Original Language Japanese
Original Title Miyamoto Musashi
Chapters BOOK I: EARTH
The Little Bell
The Comb
The Flower Festival
The Dowager's Wrath
The Art of War
The Old Cryptomeria Tree
The Rock and the Tree
The Birth of Musashi

BOOK II: WATER
The Yoshioka School
The Wheel of Fortune
Encounter and Retreat
The Water Sprite
A Spring Breeze
The Hōzōin
Hannya Plain
The Koyagyū Fief
The Peony
Jōtarō's Revenge
The Nightingales

BOOK III: FIRE
Sasaki Kojirō
Reunion in Osaka
The Handsome Young Man
The Seashell of Forgetfulness
A Hero's Passing
The Drying Pole
Eagle Mountain
The Mayfly in Winter
The Pinwheel
The Flying Horse
The Butterfly in Winter
The Announcement
The Great Bridge at Gojō Avenue

BOOK IV: WIND
The Withered Field
A Man of Parts
Too Many Kojirōs
The Younger Brother
A Mother's Love
The Urbane Craftsman
Reverberations in the Snow
The Elegant People
The Broken Lute
A Sickness of the Heart
The Scent of Aloeswood
The Gate
A Toast to the Morrow
The Death Trap
A Meeting in the Moonlight
Stray Geese
The Spreading Pine
An Offering for the Dead
A Drink of Milk
Entwining Branches
The Male and Female Waterfalls

BOOK V: SKY
The Abduction
The Warrior of Kiso
Poisonous Fangs
A Maternal Warning
A One-Night Love Affair
A Gift of Money
A Cleansing Fire
Playing with Fire
A Cricket in the Grass
The Pioneers
Slaughter by the Riverside
Shavings
The Owl
A Plate of Loaches
Like Teacher, Like Pupil
Mountain Devils
First Planting
The Flies
The Soul Polisher
The Fox
An Urgent Letter
Filial Piety
Spring Shower in Red
A Block of Wood
The Deserted Prophet
The Talk of the Town

BOOK VI: SUN AND MOON
A Chat with the Men
Buzzing Insects
The Eagle
Green Persimmons
Eyes
Four Sages with a Single Light
The Locust Tree
Tadaaki's Madness
The Poignancy of Things
Two Drumsticks
The Demon's Attendant
Brother Disciples
The Pomegranate
Land of Dreams
The Challenge
The Gateway to Glory
The Sound of Heaven

BOOK VII: THE PERFECT LIGHT
The Runaway Ox
Hemp Seed
Sweepers and Salesmen
A Pear Blossom
The Port
The Writing Teacher
The Circle
Shikama Blue
The Mercy of Kannon
The Tides of Life
The Evening Boat
A Falcon and a Woman
Before the Thirteenth Day
At Daybreak
The Marriage
The Soul of the Deep
Notes Fictionalized life of Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman and author of The Book of Five Rings.

Covers Musashi's life from the battle of Sekigahara (1600 AD) to his duel with Sasaki Kojiro on Ganryu Island (1612 AD). Originally serialized in 1935 in the newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

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