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Autum Lightning : Education of an American Samurai

Autum Lightning : Education of an American Samurai - 95 edition

Autum Lightning : Education of an American Samurai - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9781570621154

ISBN10: 1570621152

Autum Lightning : Education of an American Samurai by Dave Lowry - ISBN 9781570621154
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No
Autum Lightning : Education of an American Samurai by Dave Lowry - ISBN 9781570621154

ISBN13: 9781570621154

ISBN10: 1570621152

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95

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Summary

Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts, he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times. The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners. Even those who do not practice martial arts will delight in this unusual coming-of-age story.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Meeting with the Past
2. The Sixteen Spears of Nagano
3. Matters of Concentration
4. A Death Among Peach Blossoms
5. Autumn and Other Things Japanese
6. The Swordsmen in the Shadows
7. A Ritual of Style, A Function of Grace
8. The Shogun's Master
9. Iai, Cutting at Raindrops
10. The Swordsman and the Priest
11. Lessons in the Warrior's Way
12. Things Out of Season

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