The Samurai And The Long-Nosed Devils
Lensey NamiokaISBN: 0804836086;
Book DescriptionCivil wars ravaged Japan in the 16th century . Thousands of samurai were left jobless when their feudal lords were overthrown. These masterless samurai, or ronin, wandered the country looking for work and adventure. The Samurai and theLong-Nosed Devils follows two ronin who find themselves employed as bodyguards for two Portuguese missionaries who are hated and feared by many Japanese. This wry and witty mystery examines two cultural points of view as they clash head on.
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