Legends of the Samurai Hiroaki Sato

ISBN: 9780879516192

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432 pages


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Legends of the Samurai  by  Hiroaki Sato

Legends of the Samurai by Hiroaki Sato
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Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawas Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavells epic Shogun. In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki SatoMoreOver the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawas Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavells 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 translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurais historical origins to his rise to political power.A fascinating look at Japanese history as seen through the evolution of the samurai, Legends of the Samurai stands as the ultimate authority on its subject.



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