Women Warriors of Japan

English Language Sources

1. Amdur, Ellis, "The Development and History of the Naginata," in Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 4, no. 1, 1995, pp., 32-49.

2. Amdur, Ellis, "Divine Transmission Katori Shinto Ryu," in Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 3, no. 2, 1994, pp. 48-61.

3. Amdur, Ellis, "The Higo Ko Ryu," in Furyu, Vol. 1, no. 3, 1994/95, pp., 49-54.

4. Amdur, Ellis, "The Rise of the Curved Blade," in Furyu, Vol. 1, no. 4, 1995, pp., 58-68.

5. Dore, R.P., Education in Tokugawa Japan, Routlege and Kegan Paul, London, 1965.

6. Draeger, Donn, and Robert Smith, Asian Fighting Arts, Kodansha, Ltd., Tokyo, Palo Alto,1969.

7. Frederic, Louis, Daily Life at the Time of the Samurai 1185-1603, trans. from French by Eileen Lowe, Tuttle Books, Rutland and Tokyo, 1973.

8. Mason, Penelope E., A Reconstruction of the Hogen-Heiji Monogatari Emaki, Garland Pub., Inc., New York and London, 1977.

9. McCullough, Helen Craig, trans. with an introduction, Yoshitsune, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, 1966.

10. McCullough, Helen Craig, trans. with an introduction, Taiheiki, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland and Tokyo, 1979.

11. Sadler, A. L., trans. Heike Monogatari, Kimiwada Shoten, Tokyo, 1941.

12. Varley, Paul, Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, HI, 1994.

13. Wilson, William R., trans. with an essay Hogen Monogatari, Sophia University Press, Tokyo, 1971.


Japanese Language Sources

1. Mitamura, Kunihiko, Dai Nippon Naginata Do Kyoden, Shubundo Shoten, Tokyo, 1939 -- prewar school instructor's book for Tendo Ryu.

2. Kendo Nippon Monthly, 1982 No. 7 "Naginata; Interview with Sakakida Yaeko."

3. Sonobe, Shigehachi, Kokumin Gakko Naginata Seigi, Toytosho Pub., Tokyo, 1941 -- prewar school instructor's book for Jikishin Kage Ryu.

4. Takenouchi Ryu Hensan I-in Kai, Takenouchi Ryu, Nochibo-Shuppan Sha, Tokyo, 1979 -- large book detailing the history and techniques of the Takenouchi Ryu.

5. Yazawa Isako, Naginata no Hanashi, 1916 -- in a collection of martial arts articles held by the Toda ha Buko Ryu.

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