Hi Brewer,

Not only was this done to the dead...but during the period of Iaijutsu & Battojutsu...do to the time of peace and a lack of opportunity to proove oneself during war.

The duelists came into fashion...looking to test their skill, this was also practised on peasants, who referred to Iaijustsu & Battojutsu as cross roads murder.

Just something to think about [IMG]http://bbs.fightingarts.com/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

Eric L. Bookin