Famous Swordsmen of Japan: Toru Shirai (2)

Renewing his training under the tutelage of Goroemon Terada, Shirai set out in pursuit othe what he considered to be an ideal form of kenjutsu. Adhering faithfully to his new teacher’s admonitions, he began practicing perfusion, or cold-water ablutions, with the hope that it would wash away what he felt was the tainted and base kenjutsu that had gripped him before.

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