“Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868,” is a sumptuous,
revelatory exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and having learned and practiced
Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu, a Japanese form of swordsmanship perfected by Miyamoto
Musashi, I was drawn to the revelry like moth to a flame.
I always think of the first autumn I experienced at the
elegant Englewood home of Angelica Berrie. My dear friend Greg who lives with
his sister Angie invited me to stay with them in 2007 and that stay sparked off