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Author Machida, K, 1962- author.

Uniform Title Pankuzamurai kirarete sr. English
Title Punk samurai slash down / Kou Machida ; translated by Wayne P. Lammers.

Publication Info. London : Thames River Press, 2014.
2014

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  895.6 M184p 2014    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 265 pages ; 22 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Language Translated from the Japanese.
Note "Selected for the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP)".
Summary Glimpsing an elderly man leading his blind daughter on a pilgrimage, Junoshin Kakiri, a 'ronin' or freelance samurai, swiftly kills him with a sword. Asked why he murdered such an innocent, Junoshin shares his concerns about the growing 'Harahuhi Tou' (Belly-shaking Party) cult to which the man was devoted, a fear which rapidly spreads through the Kuroae clan. Shuzen Oura, the warlike leader of half this kingdom, soon hires Junoshin to destroy the cult but his studious power rival, Tatewaki Naito, cunningly pays the mercenary samurai to usurp Oura on his behalf. Set in Edo-period Japan, 'Punk Samurai Slash Down' follows the power struggles which entangle Junoshin within the Kuroae clan, polarizing the kingdom between an academic leader unable to fight and an unlearned martial arts expert.
Subject Japanese fiction -- Edo period, 1600-1868.
Samurai -- Japan -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Fiction.
Rnin -- Japan -- Fiction.
Cults -- Japan -- Fiction.
Leadership -- Fiction.
Added Author Lammers, Wayne P., 1951- translator.
ISBN 9781783081271
1783081279

 
    
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