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English Translation of "Kokoro no Katachi"
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Pedro Fleitas has asked me to post information about a new book available on his website: www.seiganshop.com

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Author: Akira Hino
Japanese Title: Kokoro no Katachi

English translation by:
Jake Sharpstone
Anatol Poyer-Sleeman
Simon Fraser
Richard Atil


Index


Letter of Introduction ........................11
Preface...............................12
Preface to English edition........................14

Chapter I: " Image " of Japan.....................17
- The "Image" of the Master .........................18
- Japan: a country which has lost its traditional culture............23

Chapter II: Masaaki Hatsumi, the world recognizes him as a " ninja "....27
- The world " harmonizes " through Hatsumi Sensei.............28
- World Bujinkan Taikai 2000 in Holland................40
- The seminar, which is reminiscent of an improvised performance...........43
- "Japanese culture": the opposite of "antagonistic culture"........46
- The cultural difference in the godan test...............48
- Masaaki Hatsumi: "more than a father and a master"........51

Chapter III: Meeting Hatsumi Sôke is encountering Japanese culture.......55
- The last master "is" here.....................60
- "It feels like I´m fighting my shadow"..............64
- The search for the "image" of Japan as "better skill than strength"...71

Chapter IV: Master and student - trying to surpass an beatable level -....75
- The late Takamatsu and Masaaki Hatsumi...............77
- Muneari Terada and Toru Shirai........................84
- Tesshu Yamaoka and his students...................87

Chapter V: The search of the image of kokoro..............91
- The first barrier to being a master: Sensitiveness as " the shaking of the kokoro ".92
- When ones instinct is shaken it turns to emotion and reality appears...93
- The second barrier to being a master is disinterest without no intention "..95

Chapter VI: A radar called " life "...................101
- " I don´t teach technique but the vision of nature"-Masaaki Hatsumi - ...102
- " Culture ( wisdom )", when explained trough manuals is destroyed.....106
- Traditional architecture equals bujutsu................109
- Why was tradition ( wisdom ) destroyed?................................................115
- The Mideveil carpenters who based themselves on " sensitivity"......120

Chapter VII: " Sensitivity comes from seeing the discord in human beings...123
- The wisdom that is based in the human " sensitivity"........124
- Secrets come from " sensitivity"...................127

Chapter VIII: The path towards the " image of kokoro"............131
- It becomes clearer through "contact"!......................132
- The body is all pervasive...................138

Chapter IX: The quest for the " image of the kokoro " through Hatsumi Sôke...141
- "I began from zero when I started learning from the Takamatsu sensei"....142
- "The shaking of the kokoro " is mutual.............146
- "He shouted angrily at me : Idiot! Take the ashes and throw them to me ! ".148
- A problem he couldn´t solved in a lifetime...............150
- "During those fifteen years where I studied with master Takamatsu, I always had the feeling of my life being shortened. I was really afraid"..........152
- "At first I learned kihon-happô ( eight basic rules ), after that he taught me the special art of self-defense for women "....................158
- The final barrier to becoming a master is the moment in which you open the door to sensitivity..................................160
- "I lived on two yogurts a day for two years"...........164
- "After that sickness, I really understood the meaning of a secret art and the inversion of truth and falsehood"...................170
- The vital function: the inversion of true and falsehood.......172
- "Uke" ( defense ): truth and falsehood.................175
- "Ego is worthless and I never think about myself"...........177
- "There´s no determined form, but there´s an undetermined form".......183
- aesthetics " are the " soul " of Japanese culture............185

Epilogue....................................189

Slight Curriculum vitae about the author................192

I have no other information about the book at this time, so please go to Pedro's site through the link above to get more information.

Thanks,

Shawn

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