The Fighting Spirit of Japan

An interesting account of a real Samurai Fight as told by Sakujiro Yokoyama:   This anecdote was recorded by western judo pioneer E. J. Harrison in his book, The Fighting Spirit of Japan, published in 1913. The speaker is Sakujiro Yokoyama (pictured above), one of … Continue readingThe Fighting Spirit of Japan

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Reisen Sadamori Sword Study

Reisen Sadamori A Rare Smith, a Common History.   A sword smith of the Kongobyoe school in the Chikuzen province, active during the Nambokuchu period, works of Reisen Sadamori, and in general of this school, are quite rare. Named after the harbor town, Reisen in … Continue readingReisen Sadamori Sword Study

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