Friday, September 14, 2018

(1673) Swords and other weapons


In my circles, "Nito-ryu" (二刀流) means a school of swordsmanship using one sword in each hand à la Miyamoto Musashi. I had to come to Japan to understand that for the average Japanese, "Nito-ryu" written with the exact same characters that literally translate "two swords' school" (二刀流) means "switch-hitter in baseball".

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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