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The blade of the courtesans

Translated by James M. Vardaman

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A young samurai by the name of Seichiro Matsunaga, trained in swordfighting by non other than the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto, finds himself in Yoshiwara (the pleasure quarters of old Tokyo), per Miyamoto’s dying wishes. In Yoshiwara, Seichiro finds himself defending its denizens against what may be spies from the Yagyu Clan, including one young woman named Oshabu, whose story runs deeper than still water suggests.

japanese title: Yoshiwara gomenjo
notes: Japanese title: Yoshiwara gomenjo.
subjects: Samurai
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781934287019
OCLC number: 174131432
publisher: Vertical
publication place: New York
japanese publication date: 1984-1986
english publication date: 2008
document type: Book
description: 301 p. ; 23 cm.