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I have several additions of this book. As a martial arts practitioner and instructor I refer to this book often. I have also given as a gift to students. This particular edition is a beautiful book. It is aesthetically pleasing, really well put together. I highly recommend it both for its content and for its aesthetic appeal.
I have owned several editions of this book over the years but this one gives you the version of the writings of Miyamoto Musashi that is the truest to the original manuscript together with amazing illustrations of artifacts and paintings from Feudal Japan that really complement what you are reading and help you get immerse in the spirit of the book. Great to display on your coffee table.
I heard about this from a well known podcast and I was excited to check it out. I found the words of Miyamoto Musashi to be enlightening and I think most people with be able to find some meaning from this book. The thing that sets this version apart from any other is the artwork inside. Every page has Japanese woodblock prints on it. the detail is stunning and it adds a whole new layer to the inspiration someone may find from this book.
This is a nicely formatted book with stunningly beautiful artwork throughout. I am very pleased with this book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in japanese history, writing, or art. It is placed very conspicuously on my coffee table for others to see and enjoy!