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Miyamoto Musashi
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The Book of Five Rings (2013 edition), Start Publishing LLC - ISBN: 9781625586421
Miyamoto Musashi
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The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings / Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai / Bushido: The Soul of Japan (2006 edition), Special Edition Books - ISBN: 9781934255018
Miyamoto Musashi
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Go Rin No Sho (1645)


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Born: 1584

Died: 1645 (aged 61)

Nationality: Japanese

Occupation: Soldier

Bio: Miyamoto Musashi, also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age.

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