Archive for December, 2011

Considering some of the comments that flew around after my last review, I considered not doing one again, but in the end it is just my opinion so take it or leave it as you will.

Review: Famous Japanese Swordsmen series by William de Lange

From 2006 to 2008 William de Lange published a three part series on the history of some of Japan’s more famous swordsmen. In the order of publication of the volumes of this series was Famous Japanese Swordsmen of the Warring States Period which is about Iizasa Choisai Ienao and Kamiizumi Ise no Kami Nobutsuna, Famous Japanese Swordsmen of the Two Courts Period featuring Nenami Okuyama Jion and Chujo Hyogo no Kami Nagahide, and concluded with Famous Japanese Swordsmen of The Period of Unification, which is about Ono Jiroemon Tadaaki and Yagyu Tajima no Kami Munenori. (more…)


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