: Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan ( ): Eiji Yoshikawa, William Scott Wilson: Books. Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa – EPUB and MOBI formats. Book Description: In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the.

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The previous megawork by the late Yoshikawa d. I wasn’t sure I’d finish all pages, but I did. Mengayomo merupakan salah satu bentuk tanggung jawab itu. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch.

Does this book have a list yoshikawz the characters’ names and who the are in the front to refer to? Oct 11, Helena rintha sari rated it it was amazing Recommends it eij But then he resumes fighting the difficulties directly in front of him, and when he is finally able to turn and look back at what he has overcome, he finds he has truly experienced the joy of living while on life’s very road. Dia memang ajaib “. Ketulusannya dalam menjalankan semua pekerjaannya tak terlepas dari kesetiaannya terhadap junjungannya, Oda Nobunaga.

Hiyoshi yang baru diberhentikan dari toko tembikar, kembali menemui Danjo sebagai seorang yang yoshilawa menceramahinya, tergambar dari dialog Danjo dan Hiyoshi: At one extre In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy.

Even the main guy’s name changes three times!

The Fall of the Takeda. Jan 10, Max Fallon rated it it was amazing. I’ve read Shogun, Musashi, Samurai Rising and other great books on the subject of Japan and her rich history, and this was among the best.


It is also epic in length so expect to stay with it a long time. Bukan marah atau nasihat ala “orang tua” yang keluar dari mulut Danjo.

His memoirs have been translated as Fragments of a Past. Nonetheless, I eagerly looked forward to getting back to the book each evening during my customary reading time from Ketika semalam saya membuka buku ini, satu letupan kecil yang keluar dari mulut saya. The book centers around the life story of Hideyoshi aka Taikothe second of the three great unifiers of Japan, the first being Oda Nobunaga and the third Ieyasu Tokugawa.


By the time one finished his oration, his opponent who chose yosjikawa to do so, may have won the contest. This is probably a novel more for the Japanese history buff, or the samurai nerd, however, yosjikawa other Eji Yoshikawa novels like Musashi, there is a lot of practical wisdom in there, particularly for those interested in long-range strategy.

Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. He is cited as one of the best historical novelists in Japan. It also provides insight into how complex the Japanese feudal system could be and how various clan leaders were faced with splits in their loyalty to their clans and family and fealty to their lords.

Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa

After receiving a B. That being said, the various subordinate characters are interesting, and throughout, the book conveys a strong sense of what it must have been like to live in Japan during that period assuming the author’s version is historically accurate which I can’t verify. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I’ll try to write a longer review later, but I was riveted from page 1.

You will still keep track of the plot.

Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. I enjoyed every single page and found myself doing google searches of the various characters and locations mentioned throughout the book. And the depiction of Akechi Mitsuhide was quite unfair. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies.

Funeral for the Living.

Bahkan bagi pembaca yang bukan penggemar sejarah, novel ini tetap menarik karena menyajikan ajaran filosofis, intrik politik, dan taktik perang zaman dulu.

Hideyoshi is laying siege to a castle, the enemy’s leader doesn’t want to give eii, Hideyoshi doesn’t want to lose thousands of soldiers in storming the castle, so he has a messenger approach the enemy general directly, asking him to commit suicide so that Hideyoshi can take the castle and everyone can safely go home. Anyway, Taiko is truly an engrossing epic from start to finish that demands to read again and again. As txiko by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of yohikawa international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: Needless to say that the history of Japan is, for me, one of the most interesting.


One interesting side-effect is that you learn so much about warfare in Japan of the 15th and 16th century that the entire movie “The Last Samurai” is revealed as the complete bollocks that it is.

Although focussing primarily on one man, Taiko paints an incredibly detailed portrait of feudal Japan during the time that war between clans was continuous and alliances forged and broken on a daily basis.

By eiui on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. One can look at Japan’s NHK Taiga drama of about Hideyoshi to find a more rounded warts and all depiction of the man.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Wilson completed his first translation, Hagakure, while living in an old farmhouse deep in the Japanese countryside. His other books also serve similar purposes and, although most of his novels are not original works, he created a huge amount of work and a renewed interest in the past.

How boring would be a life lacking the confusions of many digressions or the difficult struggles! At this time he divorced Yasu Akazawa and married Fumiko Ikedo.

Jun 18, Daniel Swenson taioo it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. I came in knowing a fair amount about the period, knowing the major figures like Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Hideyoshi, Nene, etc. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.