with the supervision, authorization and foreword of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi
- Language/s: English (Hard cover)
- Editorial: CIFE Design & Editions (CIFE Group)
- Year: 2021
- Edition: First edition
- Pages: 182 full color on high quality paper of 135 gr.
- Dimensions: Hard cover with bookmark (17 x 24)
In this new work, Ninniku Yoroi: The Armour of Perseverance, Alex Esteve presents a journey through the history and evolution of Japanese armour, from its beginnings in ancient Japan in the Yamato period (250 AD - 710 AD) to the present day. This work, with more than 250 hand-drawn illustrations and photographs, is a starting point into the fascinating world of Japanese armour, from historical, anthropological perspectives, and also from the practical point of view of the most iconic of Japanese warrior castes: the samurai and ninja.
Alex Esteve has been studying and practising martial arts for a long time, and he is an excellent instructor. He is also an authentic warrior, a jissen-sha.
Sincerely, this is a marvellous book from a practical and cultural point of view.
Sōke Masaaki Hatsumi