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bamboo sword and other samurai tales

by ShЕ«hei Fujisawa

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Published by Kodansha International in Tokyo, Japan, New York, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementShuhei Fujisawa ; translated by Gavin Frew.
ContributionsFrew, Gavin.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL850.J5242 A2 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3430254M
ISBN 104770030053
ISBN 109784770030054
LC Control Number2005055160

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The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales is published as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP), which is run by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center) on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan/5(18).

The samurai were still valued for their It was a period of upheaval and change as the rulers carved out their territories and clan politics were full of intrigue, rivalry and betrayals. The samurai were still valued for their swordsmanship, and were a cut above the peasants, artisans, and merchants in the social hierarchy.4/5.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(15). Buy a cheap copy of The Bamboo Sword: And Other Samurai book by Shuhei Fujisawa. The eight stories that comprise this collection were all written in the s and 80s, yet vividly evoke early 17th-century Japan, when peace finally reigned after Free shipping over $ I'd loved Heart of a Samurai, so I was excited to read The Bamboo Sword.

The book opens in Japan in the s. Although Nakahama Manjiro returns to Japan in The Bamboo Sword, this time, Its hero is thirteen-year-old Yoshi, a peasant who dreams of fighting like a samurai, who is the main protagonist/5.

Get this from a library. The bamboo sword and other samurai tales. [Shūhei Fujisawa; Gavin Frew] -- "This collection of eight stories evokes life in early seventeenth-century Japan, a time when peace finally reigns after centuries of civil war.

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The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales is published as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP), which is run by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center) on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.4/5().

These tales are colorful, atmospheric, exciting, tender, violent and gently ironic. The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales is published as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP), which is run by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center) on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.

show 4/5(). Title: The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales Japanese Title: 藤沢周平短編集 (Fujisawa Shūhei tampenshū) Author: Fujisawa Shūhei (藤沢 周平) Translator: Gavin Frew Publication Year: (America); (Japan) Publisher: Kodansha International Pages: The single sentence of text on the back side of this book’s dust jacket reads: “Evocative, exciting, and tender.

The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales, a collection of eight short stories, is a work of historical fiction. The stories are set in Edo period Japan () and depict the lives of people from all walks of life, but revolve mainly around samurai characters.

The Edo Period () was a period of over years of lasting peace in. These tales are colorful, atmospheric, exciting, tender, violent and gently ironic. The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales is published as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP), which is run by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center) on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.

The bamboo sword and other samurai tales by Shūhei Fujisawa (Book) 25 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The Bamboo Sword an Other Samurai Tales, by Shuhei Fujisawa (Trans. Gavin Frew) Mercurius Cursor Book Reviews I came across this collection of short stories by chance while I was looking for good samurai movies to watch.

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As Nobushige drew his sword Hakuin remarked: “Here open the gates of hell!” At these words the samurai, perceiving the master’s discipline, sheathed his sword and bowed. “Here open the gates of paradise,” said Hakuin. The Other Side. One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river.

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He was one of Japan's most popular writers. Thankfully, this March, Kodansha will be publishing "The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales." Here's the book description from Amazon. Samurai Tales is about the legendary men from the samurai class who fought for the helm of power in 19th century Japan.

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I have a variety of reference books, both Ospreys and others plus a bit of art I picked up while living in Japan, thus I'm looking for fiction. So TMPers, please recommend some good books about the Samurai (in English).Samurai were obliged to master different fighting techniques and wielding weapons Bamboo Sword Other Samurai Tales.

Self-discipline it focuses on moral and spiritual progress Cynarski. 10 The 36 Secret Strategies of the Martial Arts. 33 Samurai Fighting Arts: The Spirit and the awa Bangoro, who studied the art. Milligan and the Samurai Rebels link Tim Lukeman's Rajan & Koren link Eric Lustbader's Sci-fi Ronin "The Sunset Warrior" saga link Bamboo Sword & Other Samurai Tales link.

However you could try the epic novel "Musashi" link. I would also recommend the Chinese Judge Dee .