In the 17th Century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn’t and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith.
|notes:||Japanese title: Samurai.|
|subjects:||Japan, History, 17th century, Fiction
|publisher:||Harper & Row, 1982; Kodansha International, 1982; Vintage, 1984, 1989; New Directions, 1997|
|publication place:||New York; New York; New York; New York|
|japanese publication date:||1980|
|english publication date:||1982|
|description:||272 p. ; 22 cm.|