By Dale Furutani
Matsuyama Kaze is a "ronin," a eastern knight errant. Kaze needs to shuttle throughout Japan until eventually he fulfills a promise made to his loss of life Lord and woman -- to discover their nine-year-old daughter. As this masterless samurai searches the nation-state, he's stuck up in a chain of mysteries that try his power and abilities in addition to his Confucian training.
Kaze stumbles upon a corpse shot with an arrow on the crossroads resulting in a small city. He turns into embroiled with an not going -- and untrustworthy -- forged of characters, who're as colourful as they're artful. every one has secrets and techniques to maintain and axes to grind, and it'll take all of Kaze's subtlety, stealth, and Samurai talents to solve the secret and unmask the killer.
Richly atmospheric, choked with traditionally actual element, Death on the Crossroads inspires the realm of long-ago Japan and the usually lonely lifetime of an honor-bound warrior. It's a spellbinding, deeply fulfilling secret that would go away readers hungry for the subsequent bankruptcy in Matsuyama Kaze's trip of adventure.
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8 Charles Wirgman, illus- the armour. The sketch I send you is like a history of Japan. On the white curtain, tration of the 1872 Exhibition in Kyoto, from the Illustrated at the back of the armour, is the crest of the Tokugawa family who were, until London News, October 19, 1872. the last revolution, the de facto rulers of Japan, and were known in Europe as the 35 Exhibitions and the Making of Modern Japanese Painting Tycoons. . The rest of the gallery is filled with school girls, who, together with school boys, are taken to see the Exhibition.
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12 But what was it about these terms that represented such a fundamental change? For at least a century prior to the rise of the international exhibition in mid-nineteenth-century England and France, Japanese city-dwellers had enjoyed a robust culture of urban exhibitions and spectacles. But where exhibitions and spectacles in Edo Japan had been organized by individual entities with the permission of the government or under the protective authority of shrines and temples, the new events were comprehensive, internationally conscious, and usually sponsored by national or local governments.
Death at the Crossroads: A Samurai Mystery (Samurai Mysteries) by Dale Furutani