Eiji Yoshikawa is one author, while very famous in Japan, with little exposure in the West. I've read both Musashi and Taiko and they're both very enthralling reads despite being... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Siddhartha P. Jayanthi
Not the usual Yoshikawa novel like Taiko or Musashi.
I'm still reading waiting for some action which I doubt will ever arrive.
I read Musashi a few years ago, and then just recently read Taiko, and I loved them both. I really enjoyed Taiko because it helped me understand an important time in Japanese... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tommy
First, I'll say that this book is fantastic. The plot and storyline fascinating. Yoshikawa is a great storyteller. However, I deplore the translation. Read morePublished on June 23, 2000 by David Bawden
Like others reviewing this novel, I've significant experience in Japan. And, like other Yoshikawa novels it is a wonderful mechanism for looking back on the Japan of legend. Read morePublished on March 9, 2000