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SAMURAI EQUESTRIAN MANUSCRIPT) Hiko
Otsuba School for Samurai Warriors. Manuscript text on the samurai military art of equestrianism
1860. 37 pen and ink illustrations of techniques of horse breaking. On rice paper. 8vo (240 x 170 mm). A fine mid 19th century Samurai text on horse-riding by Hiko. The Otsubo school of samurai training originated in the 7th century and was popularized in the 12th century when the elite Samurai warriors rode into battle. By 1600 under the comparitive peace of the Toguwara Era, the military practice of Military equestrianism was discouraged and often became more of a ceremonial practice amongst the Samurai clans. This late manuscript text just predates the final extinguishing of the Samurai clans by the Meiji Emperor. Wrappers in thicker paper, with title labels, covers slightly soiled and occasionally affected by worm holes, some spreading through the text 37 pen and ink illustrations of techniques of horse breaking. On rice paper. 8vo (240 x 170 mm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Vendeur: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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