Jisso Enman no Bokuto

On the Omote side of the bokuto is written Jisso Enman 実相円満之兵法 meaning the complete acceptance and appreciation of Musashi's hyoho as it is. This includes the human relationship factor. On receiving this artifact it is a duty to promulgate the ryu as it is with no adaption.

On the ura is written Kanryu tsukiobite sumerukoto kagamino gotonashi
This is taken from the classical Chinese book calledByaku Rakuten In the book is a poem with these words. The poem tells us of the spirit and state of mind we should aquire in entering into conflict. The Zen master Dogen desribed it as: Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.the moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great the moon is reflected even in puddle one inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass or even in one drop of water.