Jo – Preface


The foreword is written by Katsuda Nangû Saiyôshin from an outsider‘s standpoint about Ninjutsu and about the author Natori Masazumi. This is the only chapter in Shôninki written in Kanbun.

The correct Ninjutsu tradition of our school   

The first chapter explains the history of Ninjutsu in Japan and some popular figures that allegedly influenced Kishûryû.

Different kinds of spies

Even though the first methods of spying originally came from the Chinese sphere of influence, the extended methods in Shôninki show a different methodological approach plus a qualitative rating.             

The ultimate principles

This chapter explains in detail the principle of kyojitsu (falsehood - truth).

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