山岡鉄舟。Mr. Tesshu Yamaoka.

無刀流。

No sword style.

刀によらない剣法。

Swordsmanship that does not depend on the sword.

心外無刀。

No sword outside the heart.

勝敗よりも精神鍛練を重んじる。

He values mental training more than victory or defeat.

座禅から学んだ剣法の極意。

The essence of swordsmanship learned from Zazen.

子どもの頃から座禅を行う習慣があった。

He had a habit of practicing Zen meditation since childhood.

厳しい稽古をやり抜いて無心の境に至る修行法は,禅の修行と共通する。

His method of training to attain a state of unmindfulness through rigorous practice is similar to that of Zen training.

剣禅一如。

Kendo is the unity of sword and Zen.

剣の道の究極の境地は禅に通じる無双無念と同一である。

The ultimate state of being on the path of the sword is the same as the state of Muso-muten, which is common to Zen.

無双無念(一切の邪念から離れて、無我の境地に到達した状態。)

Muso-muten(The state of being free from all evil thoughts and having attained the state of no-self.)

心を澄まして胆力を練り、戦わずして勝つ。

Clear your mind, train your gallantry, and win without fighting.

死を恐れない無私無欲の精神を身につけた。

He acquired the spirit of selflessness and selflessness without fear of death.

自分の剣法は人を切る為ではなく、呼吸の神秘を会得する為。

His swordsmanship is not to cut people, but to master the mystery of breathing.

剣法が自分の大悟の為だけにある。

His swordsmanship is only for his own enlightenment.

武士道に敵はない、無敵。

Bushido has no enemies, it is invincible.

武術の達人でありながら、生涯ただ一人も人を斬ることなく、動物への殺生をも戒めていたという。

Although he was a master of martial arts, he never killed a single person in his life, and he also forbade the killing of animals.

金もいらぬ、名誉もいらぬ、命もいらぬ人は始末に困るが、そのような人でなければ天下の偉業は成し遂げられない。(西郷隆盛人間性を称賛。)

It is difficult to deal with a person who does not need money, honor, or life, but only such a person can achieve greatness in the world.(Mr. Saigo Takamori praised humanity.)

明治維新に殉じた人々の菩提を弔うため東京都台東区谷中に普門山全生庵を建立した。

He built Fumonzan Zenjoan in Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo, to mourn those who died in the Meiji Restoration.

鉄舟は書を、人から頼まれれば断らずに書いたので、各地で散見される。

Tesshu wrote calligraphy without refusal when asked to do so, and his works can be seen in many places.

木村屋のあんパンを好み、毎日のように食べていたと言われる。

It is said that he loved Kimuraya's bean-jam buns and ate them every day.