Originally posted by black beetle
Methinks a Japanese needs not these funny anime in order to accept the essence of death; merely envisioning a standing still warrior in a Masuda Miochin Ki no Muneharu o yoroi with merely his shinshinto wakizashi in hand would be fine (although the vision of Musashi charging Ganryu with a broken oar would be quite enough)
I took your suggestion to emulate Musashi charging Ganryu with a broken oar, and the clerk at Penney's looked at me as though I was a total loon. Besides not being able to figure out where they kept their Ganryu, she said she couldn't even begin to slide a piece of wood through the card reader.
Buddhist-y, I walked away... empty handed.