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Musui's Story : the Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (88 Edition)

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A series of picaresque adventures set against the backdrop of a Japan still closed off from the rest of the world, Musui's Story recounts the escapades of samurai Katsu Kokichi. As it depicts Katsu stealing, brawling, indulging in the pleasure quarters, and getting the better of authorities, it also provides a refreshing perspective on Japanese society, customs, economy, and human relationships. From childhood Katsu was given to mischief. He ran away from home, once at thirteen, making his way as a beggar on the great trunk road between Edo and Kyoto, and again at twenty, posing as the emissary of a feudal lord. He eventually married and had children but never obtained official preferment and was forced to supplement a meager stipend by dealing in swords, selling protection to shopkeepers, and generally using his muscle and wits. Katsu's descriptions of loyalty and kindness, greed and deception, vanity and superstition offer an intimate view of daily life in nineteenth-century Japan unavailable in standard history books. Musui's Story will delight not only students of Japan's past but also general readers who will be entranced by Katsu's candor and boundless zest for life.

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Katsu Kokichi was a low ranking samurai who lived during the last decades of the Tokugawa period of Japan. Upon his retirement he wrote an autobiography that offers modern readers a richly detailed account of daily life in Edo during the early nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816512560
Translator:
Craig, Teruko
Author:
Katsu
Translator:
Craig, Teruko
Author:
Craig, Teruko
Author:
Kokichi, Katsu
Author:
Katsu, Kokichi
Author:
Hiroshige, Ando
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Samurai
Subject:
Asian studies
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 193
Publication Date:
19910731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General Asian
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Japanese
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Ancient and Tokugawa to 1868
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Religion and Literature

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"Synopsis" by , Katsu Kokichi was a low ranking samurai who lived during the last decades of the Tokugawa period of Japan. Upon his retirement he wrote an autobiography that offers modern readers a richly detailed account of daily life in Edo during the early nineteenth century.
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