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Hojojutsu-books from 1930 and from 2015

Taneaki Hara (Ed.): ”Keizai Chishoshu”, two volumes (1930)

Two hardbound volumes in carton slipcases, with a golden upper cut. The first of these two volumes contains a reprint of the tractate ”Nawa no Gokui Den”, with 53 two-color sketches of hojo-ties from one particular Ryu. Both volumes deal with a variety of topics, including sexual crimes, punishment and torture in the Edo period.

I typically post only about Japanese books and magazines. However, I want to mention the newly published book ”Hojo Jutsu: L’Arte Guerriera della Corda” by Christian Russo (Torino: Edizioni Yoshin Ryu, 2015). It is by far superior to any non-Japanese books on the subject that I have seen so far. Large format, 240 pages, full color, illustrations on every page, it presents both different aspects of the history of Hojojutsu and gives many practical suggestions. It also contains a full 40-page reproduction and translation of the illustrated manuscript ”Nawa Sho”, the ”book of rope” from Seigo Ryu.

ISBN: 978-8-8906-0053-1

Some earlier posts on Hojojutsu can be found here:

https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/?s=hojojutsu&submit=Sök

Authors: kinbakucollector

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