Chiarimenti sul kanji: Bu

Clarifications on the origin of the character “Bu” “武”

The background of a false interpretation

In Asia as in the West, we often speak of the first Kanji of “Budo” (武道), the “Bu” (武), meaning “stopping the spear”. This is an interpretation that dates back almost to the origin of Budo, that aimed to draw the picture of peaceful martial arts, ignoring historical facts. Let’s go back to the origins of the term to determine its true meaning. Leggi tutto “Chiarimenti sul kanji: Bu”