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Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori Hardcover – October 1, 2013
Translated for the first time, the secret manuals of the oral tradition of the Iga and Koka Ninja, feared and respected across Japan for centuries
"A retainer of our domain, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washed his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter. . . . His prayer was thus: 'Please afford me success in war.' He kept to this routine all through his life."
Through patient and scholarly detective work, Antony Cummins and the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team have unearthed a Shinobi treasure in Chikamatsu's lost scrolls. The 18th-century military historian, Chikamatsu, recorded the oral traditions of the Ninja and passed on those skills in lectures he gave at his Renpeido school of war in Owari domain during the early 1700s. Chikamatsu wrote specifically about the Shinobi of Iga and Koka, regions from which warriors were hired all over the land in the days of war. The lost scrolls are filled with unknown Shinobi teachings, skills that include infiltration, assassination, explosives, magic, and commando tactics, and includes an in depth commentary on Sun Tzu's famous 13th chapter, "The Use of Spies."
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- Publisher : Spellmount (October 1, 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0752493620
- ISBN-13 : 978-0752493626
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,452,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So as to a partial look into the life and times of a a samurai who knew of the arts of the shinobi this is a great book! or is it??
As for those saying here is definitive proof all shinobi / ninja were samurai. The story of one man or his clan cannot make that conclusion. you would also need to understand Japans whole military system in a whole and what area and clan did what.
There are descendants of true samurai family that would be upset with the fact of saying all shinobi were samurai.
There research should be done before making that accusation.
lastly now few years down the road after reading the abundance of ants books against other traditionally transcribed but on similar if not the same subject itt seems this book may have stuff init bent to the way ant sees it or wants it to go a recurring theme amongst a lot of his works books and video accumulated so approach these works with caution put them all together and see for yourself if a recurring theme doesnt seem to appear the only one that doesnt is the book one the lost school where he couldnt influence everything there because it was still somewhat alive and in play. which also played a part in my decision to add this in.
so this said while it may seem like honest words from chikamatsu its seems the could have been bent or misinterpreted on purpose to fit the authors need. its the great game people do your research and train right and decide for your self most i have encountered have a agenda whether on purpose or not some have asked whens my book coming out .
.it doesnt need to all the information is now widely available other than exact recipes or so called oral traditions are all thats missing and those will prolly never be shared in modern print -i.e.- look at the old anarchist cookbook could you image writing that now and putting any name on it? same reason why some true ninja scrolls and lineage will never come to light people will need to accept this part of it.
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Dabei geht es um die Abhandlungen des Chikamatsu Shigenori, einem Japaner, der die Taktiken und Strategien der Kriegsführung untersuchte und zusammen trug, darunter dann auch Techniken und Einsatz der Ninja.
Es ist nett zu lesen, wenn es auch nicht zwingend große Überraschungen gibt... trotzdem ist es gut und informativ.