Musashi Setting & Symbolism

Eiji Yoshikawa
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Myamoto

The village where Mitahachi's mother and fiancée live and where Mitahachi and Musashi grew up.

Sekigahara

The plains where the battle takes place in which both Musashi and Matahachi are wounded.

Tarui

The small town Matahachi and Musashi are headed toward after being wounded at Sekigahara.

Moxa

A medicine made of mugwort that is used as a topical painkiller. Akemi and Oko make moxa as a way to make a living, though the majority of their income comes from robbing corpses on the battlefields.

Itadori Pasture

A small plain on the Takateru Mountain where Otsu and Takuan go to find Musashi.

Yagyu Valley

The place that captures Musashi because of the old trees and land unscarred by battle. It is also the place where Musashi hears Otsu's flute but runs away from her.

The Field of Rendaiji

Where Musashi is to meet Seijuro for a bout...

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