The Book of Ninja: The First Complete Translation of the Bansenshukai Japan's Premier Ninja Manual

The Book of Ninja: The First Complete Translation of the Bansenshukai Japan's Premier Ninja Manual

Antony Cummins, Yoshie Minami

Language: English

Pages: 484

ISBN: 2:00287553

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The first complete translation of the ultimate ninjutsu manual the Bansenshukai, The Book of Ninja provides a fully comprehensive guide to the ancient arts of the ninja

Born in the post-civil war era of Japan, a ninja known as Fujibayashi collected and combined information from the ninja clans of Iga – regarded to be the homeland of the ninja – and compiled it into an authoritative book. Known as the Bansenshukai, this book has now been translated into English by the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team, which is headed by the authors Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami.

Adding to the mix for the spycraft lover, there are sections on capturing criminals, performing night raids, making secret codes and signs, and even techniques for predicting the weather using an esoteric Buddhist system of divination.

The Book of Ninja will appeal to historians, martial arts enthusiasts, the business community and anyone with an interest in warfare, strategy and espionage, and includes a foreword from Dr Nakashima Atsumi, a renowned collector, author and researcher of medieval ninja culture.

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Wood element] are associated with the east [which is also of the Wood element]. The rest of the elements and variations are shown below and you should apply this method to them. If there are blue clouds [in the east, then it will be rainy on a day of] Kinoe or Kinoto. If there are red clouds [in the south, then it will be rainy on a day of] Hinoe or Hinoto. If there are yellow clouds [in the centre of the sky, it will be rainy on a day of] Tsuchinoe or Tsuchinoto. If there are white clouds

Borneol – 1 ryo • Camphor – 20 momme • Sulphur – 30 momme • Saltpetre – 20 momme • Litharge or lead monoxide – 1 ryo Powder the above and mix it with rice brandy. If rice brandy is unavailable, mix with glue and knead it. There are oral traditions on how this should be done. Apply beaten egg to the surface of the mixture. Put it in an iron basket and hang it from a jointed rod and light it. If you use one hundred momme of orpiment, it will illuminate a square of six cho or will last through

Dodo. He rose in revolt and holed up in the castle of Sawayama within Omi domain. Jotei attacked him for several days but the castle had such an impenetrable terrain surrounding it, that it seemed hard to take it by assault. Then having thought out a plan to employ some master shinobi of Iga to get him in there, he called the skilled ninja named Dojun to him and asked him for help in his infiltration. Upon his request, Dojun assembled forty-four men from Iga and four from Koka, and went to

read. 8    The aim here is to have a group of ninja infiltrate a night raid but all as individuals, because doing it as a full group is suspicious. 9    The original manual states ‘four points’. VOLUME TEN Yo-nin III Open Disguise III In three sections: 1. On gauging and measurement 2. On distinguishing 3. On observing from a distance On gauging and measurement Two points on gauging mountains and valleys Supplementary: eight points on what you should keep in mind when describing and

not snore is asleep or not, you may mistake the sound mice make as the enemy not being asleep and as their movement. You can tell if it is mice or human if you continue listening for a while, but there are more skills to this passed on in oral form. In older times some suppa from our province went to a house whose master was very alert. This suppa infiltrated the house in the sixth or seventh month of the year, and when he got into the front yard, the chirping of insects around the area stopped.

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