Brag brag brag...still, I would seriously like to meet you sometime and drool over all your stuff. And you can draw your sword a couple of times while I sit with a bag of popcorn. Stop being awesome Thomas, that's how stalkers are born...On my 'priority' bookshelves are three sections: Theology and Metaphysics (what else ), Typography (my professional practice), and the history of Japan in the Sengoku era — 16th century — the history of the samurai, and specifically the development of swordsmanship, being a hobby. I was a member of the Hagakure dojo (named after the book of that name which 'defined' the samurai ethos), have three black belts in Muso Shinden Ryu iaido (the art of drawing the sword) and really got into the history of its evolution. I collect the few English translations of historical novels concerning the samurai, as well as factual monographs dealing with the topic... and a whole load of DVDs of that era.
I am, as my family will assure you, seriously into the samurai.