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125018
(JAPAN/SWORDMANSHIP)

Hinokami Magokoro-Ryu kan [Hinokami Pure Heart Style Scroll].

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Published: Japan 1804

Stock Code: 125018

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Notes

Highly attractive scroll, described as an "aide memoire", showing the basic kamae or postures, and the attacking moves to be made from them, as taught by the "Pure Heart" or "Sincere" school connected with Shin Shin Ryu martial arts. The sequential moves are indicated by multiple blade positions around the core figure, the sequence of movements indicated by numbers. The text also addresses the philosophical aspect of kamae, mental preparedness, as well as providing the genealogy of transmission from Masayuki Unsho through Mataueomon Nisshin to Masa Aki Abe, Echizen no Kami. The date of the transmission of this information is given as 1799, the scroll itself dated 1804. A later nineteenth-century German library label attributes the scroll to Abe.

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Description

Manuscript scroll (178 x 4064 mm), attached to polished turned wood dowel, original gilt patterned blue wrapper/leader lined with gold-flecked unryu paper.

Illustrations

Elegantly executed calligraphic text, illustrated throughout with wonderfully expressive stylised figures in red ink demonstrating the various kamae in attack and defence, with both katana and waki

Condition

Lightly browned, some small chips and splits to the edges, no loss of text or image, silk wrapper worn and with some splits, but the whole remains attractive and usable, very good.

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