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Samurai weapons : tools of the warrior

Author: Don Cunningham
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The samurai, Japan's warrior class for more than seven centuries, were legendary on the battlefield. And even as the samurai's role changed throughout Japan's hisotry--from farmer-militiamen, to soldiers, to government administrators during the later years of Japan's shōgunates--the samurai remained boundy by their heritage and the tenets of bushidō, the way of the warrior"--Inside cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Cunningham
ISBN: 9784805309582 480530958X 9784805312957 4805312955 9780804847858 0804847851
OCLC Number: 132681505
Description: xi, 179 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Japanese martial arts culture --
Improvised weapons --
Hidden weapons --
Sensu and tessen --
Truncheons --
Polearms.
Responsibility: Don Cunningham.
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Offers a historical look at samurai. This book details how and why samurai weapons included the sword, and also a variety of others, including concealed weapons, improvised fighting tools, fans,  Read more...

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"A unique book, the best English language source on the topic. If you want to learn the small weapons of Japan, you want this book." --Kim Taylor, editor, Journal of Japanese Sword Arts; publisher, Read more...

 
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