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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
A Boy of Old Japan By Robert Van Bergen
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A Boy of Old Japan by Robert Van Bergen; Illustrated with original Japanese Color Pictures, 1901. This book is a true history of the Japanese Genro, or "Statesmen of Revolutionary Times,"... More > written by an American who lived and work with the characters involved. The heroes include several clan leaders who put aside their own rivalries to overthrow the Tokugawa government, restore the emperors, and expel the hated foreigners. They succeeded in overthrowing the Shogunate, but soon realized that they could not beat the western powers, and instead committed to modernizing Japan. A Boy of Old Japan is the true life story of one of the Choshiu samurai who led the rebellion against the Tokugawa government in 1868. Although the subject himself was not personally acquainted with Van Bergen, many of the other characters in the book were well known to the author. It is an insightful account of one of the most important periods of Japanese history. Bergen was one of the first American scholars to study in Japan.< Less
Utagawa Hiroshige's 36 Views of Mount Fuji By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’ - in Japanese Fuji Sanjū-Rokkei - is the title of two separate and distinct series of woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa... More > Hiroshige (1797-1858), also often known as Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji in differing seasons and times from a variety of different places and perspectives more than 150 years ago. The 1852 series was made in landscape orientation and was obviously influenced by the earlier similarly titled series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by the master artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) which was published between 1826 and 1833. By contrast, the 1858 series are set in portrait orientation. In this volume Cognoscenti Books offer the full 1858 series of 36 prints, together with 6 supplementary prints and an essay on the Life and Times of Utagawa Hiroshige. The ukiyo-e woodblock prints are all high quality and in full colour. 43 historical images.< 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