Oh man, the figure looks great! Looks spot on to the source material, and the shoji screen background is really nice. I love the subtle blood splatter on his hands and the screen behind him.
For anyone unfamiliar:
"Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher, writer and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent and unique double-bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 61 duels (next is 33 by Itō Ittōsai). He was the founder of the Niten-Ichi-Ryū-School or Nito-Ichi-ryū style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings."
My favorite Musashi story is still:
"On April 13, 1612, Musashi (about age 30) fought his duel with Sasaki Kojirō, who was known as "The Demon of the Western Provinces" and who wielded a nodachi, the Japanese great sword. Musashi came late and unkempt to the appointed place — the island of Funajima, in the Kanmon Straits separating Honshū and Kyūshū. The duel was short. Musashi killed his opponent with a bokken that legend says he had carved from an oar used on the boat that carried him to the island.
Musashi's late arrival is controversial. Sasaki's outraged supporters thought it was dishonorable and disrespectful, while Musashi's supporters thought it was a fair way to unnerve his opponent. Another theory is that Musashi timed the hour of his arrival to match the turning of the tide. The tide carried him to the island. After his victory, Musashi immediately jumped back in his boat and his flight from Sasaki's vengeful allies was helped by the turning of the tide. Another theory states he waited for the sun to get in the right position. After he dodged a blow, Sasaki was blinded by the sun."
Vagabond is a comic book retelling of Musashi's life. There are definitely dramatic liberties taken, but there were apparently fictionalized stories being published during his lifetime, so it's hard to separate fact and fiction about him anyway. But it's a gorey good read, and the art is fantastic. Well worth picking up. I actually fell off reading it a few years back, but eventually need to get back to it. It's a long series, and still running, as far as I know.