Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavell's epic Shogun.In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors.Through his masterful ...
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Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590207300
Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (March 6, 2012)
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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Students of Japanese culture and history will find this book enjoyable. It is well researched and concise. I particularly enjoyed the eye witness accounts of the famous forty seven ronin incedent, which I had never encountered before. Overall a great...
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