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Using Pimsleur's Method in Iai

One of the most practical resources I had for studying Japanese was the Pimsleur Japanese audio CDs. They would teach the language through a conversation, and bit by bit introduce new grammar. 446 more words


Samurai swords

I did a post a little while ago about Samurai’s. In that post I gave a short history of the Samurai. As a companion piece I thought doing a post of the weapon of choice would be a good idea. 182 more words

Dojo Files ~ Sword Form

“New eras don’t come about because of swords, they’re created by the people who wield them. ” ~ Nobuhiro Watsuki

The study of sword forms enhances both the understanding of physical principles of movement, distance and dynamic and mental focus. 376 more words


Sandtrooper Movie Realization Tamashii Nations Bandai Review

About a month ago, I reviewed the Movie Realization Darth Vader and I am excited to review another of these unique and fun figures.  The Sandtrooper is a character that barely got any screen time in A New Hope and yet, it has captured Star Wars fans’ imaginations.  1,115 more words


Real Toads Bits of Inspiration

This is for Real Toads Bits of Inspiration: Dragonflies. there are all kinds of stories about them, myths. Japan is no different in its stories of dragonflies, especially among the Samurai. 245 more words


Nezu Museum (根津美術館) (Engl.)

Pinnacle of Elegance (鏨の華)
– Sword Fittings of the Mitsumura Collection (光村利藻)
(1877 – 1955)

Eine deutsche Version dieses Artikels finden Sie hier.
A German version of this posting you can find… 2,098 more words