Just been reading various articles regarding the history and development of the various strains of Passai/Bassai and I note a numebr of articles make reference to a carbon dated silk drawing of the form, dated to 400 years old. However none of the articles provide a reference for this, can anyone shed any light on it?
I also note that the Kanji making reference to extracting/breaching a stronghold or fortress appear to have been a Funakoshi change. I know that in Karate-do Kyohan he openly states that he has modified and changed the names of kata to reflect his views and modern (1930's) practice, whilst trying to pay homage to their origianl names. Does anyone know if any earlier reference is made to the Kanji?
Kind regards Andrew