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Synopsis: In Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai, author and judo second-dan Don Cunningham provides a fascinating introduction to the civil society of Edo-period (1603-1867) Japan—particularly the role played by the well-known warrior class, the samurai.
During the enforced peace of this era, many of the samurai were unemployed and had great difficulty earning a living. Some were even forced to join the lower classes—of merchants and chonin (commoners)—to get by. These circumstances redefined the part the samurai played in Japanese society, and challenged the traditional caste system.
Cunningham shows that the samurai were not, as commonly portrayed, always all-powerful mediators ruling the chonin through the power of their swords. During this period the samurai became a part of the complex system of Japanese law enforcement. Made up of samurai as well as machi-bugyo-sho (town magistrates), yoriki ("assistant" samurai), doshin (samurai patrol officers), komono (assistants), goyokiki (part-time police assistants) and okappiki (informants and spies)—this intricate structure mirrored the Japanese society of the day.
Taiho-Jutsu offers a detailed look at the weapons these law enforcement officers used—including the jutte (iron truncheon), tesson (iron fan), yori-bo (wooden staff), sodegarami (sleeve entangler), sasumata (spear fork), and torinawa (arresting ropes)—as well as a fascinating illustrated look at the techniques used to apprehend criminals. From kamae (stances) to parrying and striking and throwing techniques, these explanations demonstrate the practical techniques in Edo-period Japan.
About the Author: Don Cunningham holds advanced ranks in judo, jujutsu, and kendo, including a second-dan license from the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo. He has studied and written about Japanese modern and traditional martial arts for more than thirty years and is a frequent contributor to many martial arts publications. Cunningham has practiced judo and competed in many countries, including Japan, and has won many state and regional awards. In addition, he has studied Koryu bujutsu styles with various teachers during his frequent visits to Japan. He lives in Aurora, Illinois.
Title: Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the...
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Book Description Tuttle Publishing, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000965295
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Book Description Tuttle Publishing, Boston, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Rich Hashimoto (illustrator). 1st Edition. Fine in hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket. Not price clipped. Fascinating look at society during the Edo-period ( 1603-1867) in Japan, particularly the role played by the samurai, the warrior class. Photographs. 178p (p). Bookseller Inventory # 035798
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