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Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai Study Guide By BookRags.com
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Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai Study Guide consists of approx. 28 pages of summaries and analysis on Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai by Katsu Kokichi.
Tandai shoshin roku (paperback) By Ueda Akinari
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This is the first complete translation of Tandai shōshin roku, which provides the best source for an understanding of the eighteenth-century Japanese literary figure Ueda Akinari (1734-1809)... More > – a man of many talents and wide-ranging interests: haikai and waka poet, writer of fiction, commentator on Japanese classical texts, doctor of Confucian medicine, keen student of history and botany, tea connoisseur and amateur potter. In this highly personal work dating from his last year, when he was almost blind and in poor health, Akinari allows his writing brush to wander at will, giving his unvarnished opinions on contemporary and historical people and events, commenting on various social customs, criticizing friend and foe alike, defending the existence of the supernatural and sharing his love of nature. Akinari’s candour, humour, curiosity of mind and impressive erudition make Tandai shōshin roku an unusual and interesting text that has long deserved to be better known.< Less
TANDAI SHOSHIN ROKU By Ueda Akinari
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This is the first complete translation of Tandai shōshin roku, which provides the best source for an understanding of the eighteenth-century Japanese literary figure Ueda Akinari (1734-1809)... More > – a man of many talents and wide-ranging interests: haikai and waka poet, writer of fiction, commentator on Japanese classical texts, doctor of Confucian medicine, keen student of history and botany, tea connoisseur and amateur potter. In this highly personal work dating from his last year, when he was almost blind and in poor health, Akinari allows his writing brush to wander at will, giving his unvarnished opinions on contemporary and historical people and events, commenting on various social customs, criticizing friend and foe alike, defending the existence of the supernatural and sharing his love of nature. Akinari’s candour, humour, curiosity of mind and impressive erudition make Tandai shōshin roku an unusual and interesting text that has long deserved to be better known.< Less
Zen Stories of the Samurai By Neal Dunnigan
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Intriguing encounters between Zen practitioners and samurai warriors are recaptured in this breviloquent collection of short stories drawn from the literature of feudal Japan. These encounters deal... More > with the nature of immediacy and its role in understanding the essence of human existence. For the martial artist faced with a conflict, the Zen state of mind, without distractions and illusions, can determine the difference between life and death. The warrior experience, as revealed in these traditional stories, is retold in a style that is relevant and graspable to the contemporary American martial artist. No particular religious background is required to appreciate these stories, but rather a curiosity about what allows people to achieve extraordinary performance when faced with life and death circumstances. Zen ink paintings by John Hrabushi offer a meditative and intellectual “cross training” throughout the collection. Foreword by noted Aikido Shihan Lorraine DiAnne.< Less
Asama's Cross By Stephen Fleenor
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This is a story about how underground Christians tried to survive under the harsh Tokugawa rule that had banned their faith for more than 150 years on pain of death. It is also the story of one of... More > Japan's most catastrophic volcano eruptions, Asama's eruption of 1783.< Less
Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Role-Play By Stan Sakai
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Based on Stan Sakai's Eisner-award winning comic-book series, USAGI YOJIMBO: Fantasy Role-Play is a stand-alone game set in a fantastic version of Tokugawa-era Japan. While the warring states have... More > been brought to peace under the watchful eyes of the Shogunate, danger still abounds in the form of greedy bandits, scheming warlords, and even the supernatural. But a house that heaps evil upon evil cannot stand ...< Less
Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Role-Play By Stan Sakai
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Based on Stan Sakai's Eisner-award winning comic-book series, USAGI YOJIMBO: Fantasy Role-Play is a stand-alone game set in a fantastic version of Tokugawa-era Japan. While the warring states have... More > been brought to peace under the watchful eyes of the Shogunate, danger still abounds in the form of greedy bandits, scheming warlords, and even the supernatural. But a house that heaps evil upon evil cannot stand ...< Less
The Stellar III: Yoru Doragon By Robert Livingston
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The Zar finally arrives—and with it the astonishing truth about Angels and Demons! As The Stellar grapples with profound revelations and prepares to take its throne as the Queen of Guliana,... More > Kitara and Marika’s newly acquired friend Kimura Takinara is forced to walk a lonely, thorny road called vengeance. The duel atrocities of her father’s murder and mother’s rape at the iniquitous hands of Yakuza boss Tojo Tokugawa has Kimura picking up the sword and heading back to Japan. But she, along with Kitara, Marika and The Stellar, shall quickly learn that pursuing even what may be the right thing can still bring unexpected consequences.(Adult themes)< Less
100 Famous Views of Edo By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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Utagawa Hiroshige’s ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’, actually composed of 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-19th century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements... More > of Japanese art. The series, which includes many of Hiroshige’s most famous prints, represents a celebration of the style and world of Japan’s finest cultural flowering at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Hiroshige was nothing if not prolific, creating more than 8,000 art works in the course of his life, perhaps the most celebrated of which remains his '100 Famous Views of Edo', presented here in its entirety with new text and 134 full colour images.< Less
Ashigaru - Samurai Combat in the Age of the Country at War (Black Edition) By Matthew Craig
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Ashigaru is a table-top game designed to replicate the samurai combat that took place during the time of the Sengoku Jidai (Age of the Country at War) through the Tokugawa period of Japan... More > (1500-1650). With these rules, players will be able to simulate the skirmishes that made up the longest period of internal conflict in Japan’s history. Full color/60 pages (*available in hard cover) Includes: Statistics for 26 weapons, 80 Wounded markers, a Painting guide with simple steps to help get new painters started, Scenario section with 4 scenarios.< Less