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Wish there were pictures of Musashi’s Art work!
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2020
Simplistic, without pictures, without vast examples of his calligraphy, without a grasp of the times — in general a very dry translation (without grasp).
BUT Mr. Wilson is an honorable man, and that does not have a price! In the Preface he does a good job explaining a bit of Musashi’s life. I just wish (since too many of us Martial Artist are into different forms of arts) that he would have included photos of Musashi’s art as well as photos of the paintings he describes to give us a broader insight.
Mr. Wilson, however, from the get-go shows true leadership in his translation. He wrote after having thanked all those who gave him a hand in the materialization of just book, “Any and all mistakes are my own.” Think about it: He does not say IF any and whatever MISTAKE are my own. He knows that in writing a book (a lot more into translating it) mistakes/misunderstandings are part of the unavoidable because of our human condition. Bravo Mr. Wilson! Bravo!❤️
P.S. Amazon messes up in sending me hardcover, but they helped me with the situation later. Thank you!❤️