Miyamoto Musashi - What's so great about him?

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Re: Miyamoto Musashi - What's so great about him?

Unread postby Tigger of Kai » Wed May 25, 2011 11:11 pm

Just recently heard about this fellow for the first time. My first impression is that his popularity comes not from necessarily being the best swordsman (sadly, people tend to conflate "best" and "most famous"), but from his great dedication. Isn't dedication one of the things people admire most about the samurai? And, while samurai usually dedicated themselves to particular lords who are now long forgotten, Musashi dedicated himself to something more abstract, and this has made him a timeless figure.
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