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The Life of Miyamoto Musashi. Born in village called Miyamoto in the province Mimasaka in 1584 “ Musashi ” is the name of an area south-west of Tokyo The appellation “No Kami” means “noble person of the area”

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The life of miyamoto musashi

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi


Origins of name

  • Born in village called Miyamoto in the province Mimasaka in 1584

  • “Musashi” is the name of an area south-west of Tokyo

  • The appellation “No Kami” means “noble person of the area”

  • “Fujiwara” is the name of a noble family foremost in Japan over a thousand years ago

Origins of Name


Background

  • Grandfather, HiradaShokan, was employed by Shinmen Iga No Kami Sudeshige, the lord of Takeyama Castle

Background


Background1

  • Grandfather, HiradaShokan, was employed by ShinmenIga No Kami Sudeshige, the lord of Takeyama Castle

  • HiradaShokan was highly thought of by his lord and eventually married his lord’s daughter

  • Musashi was seven when his father, Munisai, a samurai, died

  • When his mother died, he was left in the care of an uncle on his mother’s side who was a priest

  • He grew up during ToyotomiHideyoshi’s campaigns of unification – 1582 - 1598

  • He was a boisterous youth , strong-willed, and physically strong for his age

  • His uncle encouraged him to pursue Kendo – “the Way of the sword”

Background


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