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Description - The Secret Traditions Of The Shinobi by Antony Cummins

"The shinobi, or ninja, is one of the most widely recognized figures in the world of espionage-and also one of the most misrepresented. What do we really know about the historical shinobi, his tactics, and his role in medieval Japanese society? In Secret Traditions of the Shinobi, these questions-and many more-are answered. Translated into English for the very first time, this widely sought-after collection of historical documents brings to light the secret practices, techniques, philosophies, and lifestyles of the shinobi. Included are- * the Shinobi Hiden, or ""Secret Ninja Tradition,"" a documentation of techniques commonly attributed to one of the best-known ninja masters, Hattori Hanzo; amp;bull; the Koka Ryu Ninjutsu Densho, a small but important work from the Edo period that reveals the realm of ninja magic and spells; amp;bull; the three shinobi scrolls of the Gunpo Jiyoshu, a manual enthusiastically promoted by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun of Japan; amp;bull; one hundred poems written between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries-making them the oldest collection of written nin

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583944356
ISBN-10: 1583944354
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Blue Snake Books
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Antony Cummins

ANTONY JOHN CUMMINS holds an undergraduate degree in Ancient History & Archaeology and a master's degree in Neolithic Archaeology. In addition to working as a ninjutsu consultant for documentarians and authors, he has copresented television programs dedicated to the ninja. He lives in Manchester, England. YOSHIE MINAMI earned a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the International Christian University and has worked as a consultant for television documentaries about the ninja. As a translator, she has published True English (2009) and The True Path of the Ninja (2011). She lives in Saitama, Japan.

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