1992 年 24 巻 3 号 p. 26-34
In the Middle ages, Kenjutsu schools were formed by a man of genius who played an active part in the Warring States period. And with this formation, a view of swords that involved skills was formed. This did not exist before the Middle ages.
The purpose of this study is to clarify a view of swords in the 16th and 17th centuries. In order to clarify this whole structure, I analyzed the structure that symbolized swords.
The results can be summarized as follows.
1. As time passed, symbolic swords became abstract, but the object of representation became concrete.
2. A view of swords in this time can be divided into three classes, those are that of a subconscious awareness, that of common understanding, and that of real activities. The feature of this time is the class of real activities, that is, a view of swords that involved skills. This structure also has relation to mindcontrol.