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Musashi

The most famous Samurai
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武蔵 is the short title for a man long in legend. Miyamoto Musashi is probably the most famous Samurai in all of Japanese history. While coming from a lower class, his new sword and fighting techniques put him on par with the best that feudal Japan had to offer. His long career started with his first duel was at age 13!

He is credited both with using two swords at once, and never losing a single battle in his career. After becoming a Buddhist, and getting older, like many old warriors, he took up a peaceful and solitary life until his death around 1645 A.D.

Note: Technically, Musashi is his given name, and Miyamoto is his surname. However, it's suggested that he assumed both of these names, and also had a few other names at childhood, as well as being given a Buddhist name. It's hard to know what to call him, as with most Kanji, there are multiple pronunciations. The characters for Musashi can also be pronounced "Takezō." But, everyone in modern times seems to know him by the name Musashi.


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武蔵

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Japanese musashi / むさし Japanese Musashi; historical region consisting of modern Tokyo, Saitama and eastern Kanagawa prefectures; (surname) Muzou; (p,s,f) Musashi; (surname, given name) Takezou; (surname) Takekura
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八州

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Japanese hasshuu / hasshu / はっしゅう Japanese (1) (archaism) (See 八洲) Japan; (2) (See 関八州) eight Edo-period provinces of Kanto (Sagami, Musashi, Awa, Kazusa, Shimousa, Hitachi, Kouzuke & Shimotsuke); (personal name) Yasu; (surname) Yashima; (given name) Hasshuu

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八道

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Mandarin bā dào / ba1 dao4
Taiwan pa tao
Japanese hachidou / hachido / はちどう
Japanese the 8 districts of feudal Japan; (place-name) Yaji; (surname) Musashi; (surname) Musaka; (surname) Hachidou
(八支 or 八船 or 八行) idem 八正道; eightfold path

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関八州

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Japanese kanhasshuu / kanhasshu / かんはっしゅう Japanese (abbreviation) (See 関東八州) eight Edo-period provinces of Kanto (Sagami, Musashi, Awa, Kazusa, Shimousa, Hitachi, Kouzuke & Shimotsuke)

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関東八州

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Japanese kantouhasshuu / kantohasshu / かんとうはっしゅう Japanese (See 関八州) eight Edo-period provinces of Kanto (Sagami, Musashi, Awa, Kazusa, Shimousa, Hitachi, Kouzuke & Shimotsuke)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)
Musashi武蔵mu sashi / musashi



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