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mercredi 3 mars 2010

Miyamoto Musashi 1

July / Juillet 2004

Some of you, interested in japanese culture or japanese martial may have heard of him. He's considered as the best samurai ever in Japan. Shortly before he passes away, he wrote the "go rin no sho" (the book of the five rings), around the year 1645. Today, some traders or businessmen still get ispired by this book about their work. He was buried in Kumamoto, where he ended his life. He was also known for paintings and calligraphy works.
Certains d'entre vous, intéressé par la culture japonaise et les arts martiaux japonais, ont peut-être entendu parler de lui. Il est considéré comme le meilleur samouraï de tous les temps au Japon. Peu avant sa mort, il a écrit le "go rin no sho" (le livre des cinq anneaux) aux alentours de l'année 1645. Aujourd'hui encore des hommes d'affaire s'inspirent de cet ouvrage pour leur travail. Sa stèle funéraire se trouve près de Kumamoto, où sa vie s'est terminée. Il était également reconnu pour ses travaux en peinture et calligraphie.