Dead Samurai

Author: Aron Lusen

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ISBN: 1596871474

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Kyuzomo is a man without a memory. Long presumed dead and wanted for murder, this samurai wanders home after a mysterious 11 year absence only to find a former life in shambles and a village in the grip of fear. The bodies of local samurai are being found mutilated in the fields, and nobody knows who is responsible. Reluctant to become involved, and viewed with great skepticism, Kyuzomo is conflicted by his duty to defend, and a deep desire to re-forge a life and love that he once had. With the specter of his dark history looming, Kyuzomo must fight to destroy an evil menace that is ravaging a village he once called home. Dealing with blood, swords, and an overwhelming scourge of vampire ninjas is hard enough, but it's the deep wounds of betrayal that get you every timeo?=
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The Samurai and the Sacred

If some parts were missing the spirit became unhappy in the next world.29 For a dead samurai to have had his head removed would cause great problems both ...

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849089999

Category: History

Page: 224

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The fierce loyalty and self-sacrificing attitude of the Samurai have made them both a legend and a cult. Yet although their military prowess and skills in the martial arts have been studied exhaustively, an understanding of their belief system still eludes many. This original and exciting work examines the spiritual world of the samurai, from their attachment to Japan's mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism, to their involvement in Confucianism, Christianity and folk religion. Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull examines important topics such as Zen and the martial arts, modern militarism, the cult of the sword, revenge and suicide, hara kiri and the kamikaze pilots the suicide bombers of their day. He also looks at the fascinating issue of Japanese religious terrorism, as well as the growing cult status of the Samurai both in Japan and in the West.
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Samurai War Stories

The children of the dead samurai Kahyoe later heard of that stone and went to Beu and stood by the grave and said, 'As rice and sake are offered, ...

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752492742

Category: History

Page: 160

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Enter the world of seventeenth-century Japanese warfare and the warrior elite, the Samurai. Samurai War Stories: Teachings and Tales of Samurai Warfare is a collection of three major texts, published in an English translation for the first time. These works include writings on three distinct military strata: the Samurai; the Ashigaru or foot soldier; and women in war. Including guidelines, tactics, commentaries and advice written by Samurai of the period, as well as intricate illustrations. Narratives of actual battles and sieges are included in the texts, such as the famous Battle of Sekigahara. This collection is an invaluable resource that sheds new light on the world of the legendary Japanese warrior.
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Samurai

Most mysterious noises and strange lights near the sites of ruined castles can be explained by the presence of the spirits of dead samurai.

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500771563

Category: History

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Written by one of the worlds leading authorities on samurai, this witty, informative guide to the samurai class of Japan is presented as a training manual written by a fictional samurai lord. It offers lively and engaging coverage of every aspect of early 17th-century Japanese warrior culture, from training and armour to how to perform on the battlefield, from Japanese religion to how to attain entrance to the White Jade Pavilion when your warrior days are over. Colour images and 100 historic wood-block-style prints provide a step-by-step guide to becoming and being a samurai. Perfect for all ages interested in military history or in Japanese culture.
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The Ring of Water Young Samurai Book 5

Dead. Samurai. Jack caught up with Ronin at the back of the cooper's store, a small yard full of timber, half-finished barrels and an open coffin.

Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141961620

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Jack Fletcher has been left for dead. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened. Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings - his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and most important of all, his father's prize possession. Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival. But with only a washed up Ronin - a masterless samurai - for help, what will Jack manage to find? What will he lose? And what will he have to sacrifice?
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School for Spirits A Dead Girl and a Samurai

If I'm not dead, I'm having the weirdest out of body experience anyone's ever had. I can't really think of another reason why I would be staring at my ...

Author: Aron Lewes

Publisher: Aron Lewes

ISBN: 9781386373872

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Leigh Riley is three weeks away from her high school graduation when she's suddenly crushed by a truck. She may be dead, but her education is far from over. Seventeen-year-old Leigh is inducted into the School for Spirits, where she learns how to be a spirit guide for mortals. Leigh meets Alyx, her rebel roommate who just doesn't care about the spirit guide stuff. Then Leigh develops a massive crush on an absurdly hot Archangel named Jophiel. Finally, she is assigned to a veteran instructor, Taishi Nakamura. The handsome samurai is quiet, strict and private, but Leigh is determined to crack his shell. School For Spirits is a young adult paranormal romance. Due to some minor language, it is recommended for ages 13+.
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Dead Samurai

Kyuzomo is a man without a memory.

Author: Aron Lusen

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: 1416508716

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Kyuzomo is a man without a memory. Long presumed dead and wanted for murder, this samurai wanders home after a mysterious 11 year absence only to find a former life in shambles and a village in the grip of fear. The bodies of local samurai are being found mutilated in the fields, and nobody knows who is responsible. Reluctant to become involved, and viewed with great skepticism, Kyuzomo is conflicted by his duty to defend, and a deep desire to re-forge a life and love that he once had. With the specter of his dark history looming, Kyuzomo must fight to destroy an evil menace that is ravaging a village he once called home. Dealing with blood, swords, and an overwhelming scourge of vampire ninjas is hard enough, but it's the deep wounds of betrayal that get you every timeo?=
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Warriors of Medieval Japan

It was spirits such as these, often dead samurai slaughtered on battlefields, who provided the rich material for the numerous ghost stories and plays that ...

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849089982

Category: History

Page: 288

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Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. Driven by strict codes of honour and bound by deep allegiances of rank, family or religion, the elite warriors of medieval Japan were bold fighters, loyal comrades and deadly enemies, With rare material from Japanese sources and lavish artwork and photography, this book examines the military lives, beliefs and battle experience of four formidable warrior types – samurai, ninja, warrior monk and ashigaru foot soldier – resulting in a highly authoritative account of Japan's warrior elite.
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Ray Bradbury Presents Dinosaaur Samurai

He stooped down and took the sword from the dead samurai's hand. “No!” Aaron said. “Our only chance is to make friends with them.” “Who elected you leader?

Author: Stephen Leigh & John J. Miller

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781596875838

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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THE THIRD IN A SPECTACULAR NEW SERIES OF TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURES EVOLVING FROM THE WORK OF RAY BRADBURY, AUTHOR OF THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. SAFARIS TO ANY YEAR IN THE PAST. YOU NAME THE ANIMAL. WE TAKE YOU THERE. YOU SHOOT IT. The sign said it all, but the hunters soon became the hunted. Their safari took them to the age of dinosaurs, but the hunt went terribly wrong, sending ripples of change throughout the timestream. Eckels, a psychotic time-traveler, has shot a dinosaur and meddled with history, destroying the future and trapping himself in the past. Transported to an alternate prehistoric period by a savage timestorm, Aaron Cofield manages to link up with a lost Time Safari guide, Travis. Together, they must hunt down Eckels and restore the shape of history. Attacked by sentient dinosaurs, Aaron and Travis escape to an alternate medieval Japan. Caught between dinosaurs, ferocious samurai warriors, and the cold-blooded Eckels, the two must fight for their own survival- and to restore the timestream of our future!
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The Samurai in 100 Objects

Vengeful spirits such as these (often dead samurai slaughtered on battlefields) provide rich material for the numerous ghost stories and plays that make up ...

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473850392

Category: History

Page: 216

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From lowly attendants (samurai literally means those who serve) to members one of the worlds most powerful military organizations, the samurai underwent a progression of changes to reach a preeminent position in Japanese society and culture. Even their eventual eclipse did not diminish their image as elite warriors, and they would live on in stories and films.This proud and enduring tradition is exemplified and explored by the carefully selected objects gathered here from Japanese locations and from museums around the world. These objects tell the story of the samurai from acting as the frontier guards for the early emperors to being the inspiration for the kamikaze pilots. The artifacts, many of which are seen here for the first time, include castles, memorial statues, paintings and prints associated with the rise of the samurai along with their famous armor and weapons. The latter include the Japanese longbow, a thirteenth century bomb and the famous samurai sword, but not every artifact here is from the past. In a Japanese souvenir shop was found a cute little blue duck dressed as a samurai complete with helmet, spear and surcoat, dressed authentically as the brutal samurai Kat Kiyomasa, who was responsible for a massacre at Hondo castle in 1589!
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Samurai and Ninja

With the samurai being a knightly warrior class, honor and family are ... killing had taken place then the family of the now dead samurai could not take ...

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462915064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very real—and very lethal—medieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo. Many were skilled horsemen and sword-fighting specialists, while others were masters of deception and sabotage. Some fought for loyalty, others for personal gain. What these warriors all shared in common was their unflinching personal bravery, skill and brutality. In Samurai and Ninja, Cummins separates myth from reality and shows why the Japanese were the greatest warriors of all time: He describes the Samurai and the Ninja as they really were in earlier times when battles raged across Japan—not in later times when war became obsolete and Japanese warriors became philosophers, scholars and courtiers. He describes the social context of the day and the feudal world into which the warriors were trained to fight and die for their lords. He exposes the essentially brutal nature of warfare in medieval Japan. This book is illuminated by many rare Japanese manuscripts and texts which are translated into English for the very first time.
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The Samurai

A better known legend concerns the Heike crabs, which are said to contain within their shells the spirits of the dead samurai. (Their shells do indeed bear ...

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134243693

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the culmination of their culture, prowess and skills as manifested in the last great battle they were ever to fight - that of Osaka Castle in 1615.
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The Samurai

One of the first samurai celebrated as displaying bushidō virtues, ... their heads in a ditch: an unthinkable insult to the families of the dead samurai.

Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750957250

Category: History

Page: 160

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The true nature of the samurai warrior is an elusive and endlessly fascinating enigma for those in the west. From their inauspicious beginnings as barbarian-subduing soldiers, the samurai lived according to a code known as bushido, or ‘Way of the Warrior’. Bushido advocated loyalty, honour, pride and fearlessness in combat. Those who broke the code were expected to perform seppuku, or suicide through belly-slitting. By its very design, seppuku aimed to restore honour to disgraced warriors by ensuring the most painful of deaths. But as the samurai grew into large warrior clans, the bushido virtues of loyalty and honour fell into question, as control was seized and the emperor supplanted by a powerful military ruler, the shogun. Samurai tells the story of the ensuing centuries-long struggle for power between the clans, as Japan’s martial elite rose and fell.
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The Book of Samurai

Furthermore he undertook the colossal project of compiling a samurai encyclopaedia, ... NatoriRyū would have remained among the myriad other dead samurai.

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780288857

Category: History

Page: 416

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THE FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION OF A SAMURAI SCHOOL CURRICULUM, THE BOOK OF SAMURAI SERIES IS A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SAMURAI WARFARE. This multi-volume series reveals to the samurai student the basic traditions of Natori-Ryū, the renowned school of war founded in Japan in the sixteenth century. Book One: Fundamental Teachings offers a translation of two secret scrolls. The first, Heika Jōdan, contains 290 lessons for samurai during times of peace, expanding students’ martial abilities and preparing them mentally and tactically for the conflicts to come. The second scroll, Ippei Yōkō, moves the student onto the field of battle, providing guidance for those taking up arms for the first time. Written by master tactician Natori Masazumi, the first two Natori-Ryū documents give an in-depth account of samurai skills and actual practice, opening up the lost world of these Japanese warriors to all readers interested in martial arts and the arts of war in general.
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Samurai Road

... Buddhist graveyard, silent but for the names of dead samurai on the wind. Our train from Matsumoto finished in the southern neighborhood of Shinagawa.

Author: Lawrence Winkler

Publisher: Bellatrix

ISBN: 9780991694181

Category: Travel

Page: 770

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Most remote islands of the imagination conjure up paradise. Japan is an archipelago of puzzlement. From the sands that forged their swords and serenity, they traveled a Samurai Road of temples and shrines, feudal fortresses, and flowing mountain streams of wasabi. On sashimi and soy sauce, and green tea over rice, they lived a thousand years of pathos, under cherry blossoms and ephemeral moonlight, in Zen gardens and futon dreams. It was all so perfect.
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Samurai Women 1184 1877

All around lie the bodies of the dead samurai, while to the rear the victorious Hojo samurai are beginning to scale the walls and gain entry.

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780963334

Category: History

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From when the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history. Using material that has never been translated into English before, this book presents the story of Japan's female warriors for the first time, revealing the role of the women of the samurai class in all their many manifestations, investigating their weapons, equipment, roles, training and belief systems. Crucially, as well as describing the women who were warriors in their own right, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the women of Aizu, this book also looks at occasions when women became the power behind the throne, ruling and warring through the men around them.
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The Stone Samurai

As he rode, the long-dead Samurai pointed them onward every few miles. When they camped, it stayed just outside of the ring of light from the fire.

Author: Michael McKenzie

Publisher: Michael McKenzie

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Category: Fiction

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Jeria Warstalker, having spent 50 Years in a Din Stone Curse, returns to a Family surrounded by Politics, Corruption, and War. Jeria's Half-Elven Daughter, Zansui, is a Living Legend who had saved Rilstar, and the Continent of Bel from a Necromancer's Plague. Jeria's once Younger Sister, Rebekka, is a Heroine of the War Jeria was Cursed in, now the City Liege of Westwatch, second only to the King. Their foes have been exploiting Zansui's Kindness, her Mercy, and Rebekka's adherence to King's Law, What none of them understand is that Jeria is not Kind to his Enemies. There is no Mercy from him. And he has no use for Laws.
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Young Samurai The Way of Fire short story

The misty track they followed suddenly seemed haunted with the spirits of a thousand dead samurai. 'We are in a graveyard,' said Saburo, staggering on.

Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141344157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A short story for the Young Samurai series! Japan, 1612. Shipwrecked and his father murdered by ninjas, Jack Fletcher is rescued by the legendary swordmaster Masamoto Takeshi and taken to his samurai school in Kyoto. Hunted by the ninja Dragon Eye, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins . . . In order to perfect his fighting skills, Jack goes on a gasshuku. But nothing can prepare him for the punishment of warrior camp - the climax of which is to enter the Way of Fire, a terrifying ritual that burns away evil. Can Jack overcome his fear and walk the Way of Fire? Part of the award-winning Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford. Visit www.youngsamurai.com for competitions and to find out more about the books. Previously published for World Book Day. 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer 'Addictive' - Evening Standard
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Film and Knowledge

So the dead body is identified and the suspect has already confessed murder and rape. But then complications arise: the wife, the samurai through a medium ...

Author: Kevin L. Stoehr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786481900

Category: Performing Arts

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Film has become such an underpinning of art and pop culture that its potential for inspiring serious thought is often overlooked. Our intellectual involvement with film has been minimized as more in the audience want to be merely amazed and entertained. Essays written by both established and cutting-edge philosophers of film concentrate in this work on the value of film in general and the value of certain films in particular for the study and teaching of ideas. The essays explore such topics as the significance of narrative unity for self knowledge in David Lynch’s Lost Highway and in Paul Schrader’s Affliction; ambiguity and responsibility in Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon; consciousness and cognition in Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane; skepticism in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion and David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch; language and gender in Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game; Platonic idealism in Chris Marker’s La Jetée; race in Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam; the concept of the imagination in cognitive film theory; and the role of ideology in feminist film theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Samurai Rising The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

... gracefully endured speed-walking around Kyoto and Kamakura in ungodly heat while listening to me talk for hours about long-dead samurai.

Author: Pamela S. Turner

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781607348481

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family—and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality.
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