Musuis story the autobiography of a tokugawa samurai katsu kokichi craig teruko isbn 9780816512560 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. It is a memoir autobiography of katsu kokichi aka musui a low ranking samurai during the tokugawa period of early modern japan the author recounts his childhood adolescence and adulthood in a plain no holds barred style as an unemployed uneducated samurai katsus prospects were dim nevertheless he figured out how to use his wits brawn and compassion to survive and lead an interesting and innovative life this book. Katsu kokichis autobiography shows the gritty dark realistic side of tokugawa society this samurai who was always down on his luck mostly because of his own rotten ideas and unethical actions lied cheated stole and ran around with the riffraff of edo he ran away from home twice once at the age of 14 and once at the age of 21 the second time he was running away from his own household his wife and his bills he once lived as a begger travelled a lot well ran away a lot and . A series of picaresque adventures set against the backdrop of a japan still closed off from the rest of the world musuis story recounts the escapades of samurai katsu kokichi as it depicts katsu stealing brawling indulging in the pleasure quarters and getting the better of authorities it also provides a refreshing perspective on japanese society customs economy and human . Musuis story the autobiography of a tokugawa samurai item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed for musuis story the autobiography of a tokugawa samurai by katsu kokichi 1802 1850 publication date 1988 topics katsu kokichi 1802 1850 samurai manners and customs samourais manners and customs samurai samourais publisher tucson university of arizona
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