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Recently, a new book regarding the history of kendo was released by the publishers of Kendo Nippon Magazine
. The book, A Bilingual Guide to the History of Kendo
, is, as its title suggests, a bilingual guide to the history of kendo. The author is Sakai Toshinobu, expert in sword history and professor at the University of Tsukuba. The English translation was done by me.
The book is comprised of a number of essays outlining the earliest sword ideals from the continent and how they were introduced and developed in Japan, right through the international situation of the art in the 21st century.They were originally published every month for two years in