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The haiku I'm looking for is probably of an anonymous author. I got a hint on a Japanese message board that it's maybe Musashi's one and I should find it in Eiji Yoshikawa's famous novel, but it's not there. I have only the Russian translation of the haiku. In English it's like this:

Chain wrapped around a [tree] trunk and immediately
the noblest blade has struck [a blow]
The master demonstrated his skills

Does anyone remember something like that or give me another hint?

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