Chapter Ten

THE TANAKAMINOMOTO FAMILY THE SUMMER OF 1530 – IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SHIMIZU A SAMURAI BATTLE – THE ART OF THE DUEL.   Strange happenings during my first night in Shimizu in 1996 The duel during the battle in 1530 I see Lord Tanakaminomoto no Yosinori for the first time Lord Tanakaminomoto no Yosinori catches […]

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Chapter Eight

THE TANAKAMINOMOTO FAMILY APRIL 1498 JAPAN – KAMAKURA LORD TANAKAMINOMOTO RECEIVES HIS SWORD   Lord Tanakaminomoto tests and accepts the Sword He visits the Abbot of Kencho-ji The sword is named Lord Tanakaminomoto follows the road past the bamboo grove Lord Tanakaminomoto no Yasuyosi was standing in the small yard of the Yasukuni house.  After […]

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Chapter Seven

THE TANAKAMINOMOTO FAMILY FEBRUARY 1498 KAMAKURA – JAPAN THE SWORD SMITH – THE ART OF SWORD MAKING   Early spring The need for swords during the time of The Warring States Yasukuni – a member of the Soshu School of sword makers Making of a special sword for Lord Tanakaminomoto A record is made of […]

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Footprints in the Sands of Time

THE TANAKAMINOMOTO FAMILY APRIL 1498 JAPAN – KAMAKURA A BIG STEP BACK IN TIME   The bamboo grove The Tengu tests the spirit of Lord Tanakaminomoto Lord Tanakaminomoto’s new sword is tested He has much to think about The Bladeless sword! It was a pleasant day in Kamakura and the midday sun was shining down […]

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