Musashi’s Final Battle

The last battle that Miyamoto Musashi ever fought was on April 13th, 1612, when he was twenty-nine years of age. This final duel was between Musashi and an equally renowned swordsman of the Edo era, Sasaki Kojiro 佐々木 小次郎, on Funashima Island, Funa-jima 船島. Known as Ganryu in battle, Sasaki Kojiro is recognised as the founder of the Ganryu 巌流 kenjutsu 剣術 school of traditional samurai Japanese swordsmanship. April 13th, 1612, was also …

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宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi’s Art & Calligraphy

Revered throughout the world as the greatest swordsman ever lived, 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi is known as kensei 剣聖, Sword-Saint, or Thánh Kiếm in Vietnamese. 宮本武蔵 Musashi is recognized as a profound philosopher, an influential martial artist, a strategist and a deeply respected calligrapher and artist of ink on paper. Original painting 芦雁図, black ink on paper, by Miyamoto Musashi. The original paintings by Miyamoto Musashi are preserved in the city of Kumamoto, …

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