While walking in Ichijoji, Kyoto, I came across this famous swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵)! Miyamoto Musashi is one of Japan’s most iconic and legendary swordsmen, not to mention one of the best. Musashi fought with two swords in the way of the Ni-ten Ichi Ryu, and he was also famous for throwing his swords and sometimes even shuriken. He was the author of The Book of Five Rings, and in his lifetime from the time he was thirteen, fought 60 duels undefeated, not taking into account the men he took down during wars or battles. Musashi adopted three sons and died in his sixties of natural causes, kneeling with his sword in his left hand, a cane in his right.
Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:Hachidai jinja, Ichijo-ji, Japan, Kyoto, Lord Hosokawa, Miyamoto Musashi, Sagarimatsu, Shohei Hori, Yoshioka School, 八大神社, 宮本, 武蔵