The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan

The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan presents an accurate portrait of this era in Japanese history Originally published in Japanese in this classic novel by Yasushi Inoue takes place during the Jap

  • Title: The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan
  • Author: Yasushi Inoue Yoko Riley
  • ISBN: 9780804837019
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan presents an accurate portrait of this era in Japanese history Originally published in Japanese in 1959, this classic novel by Yasushi Inoue takes place during the Japanese Warring Era 1467 1573 a time when a fractured Japan was ruled by three powerful young warlords Takeda Shingen, Iwagawa Yoshimoto and Hojo Ujiyasu The story focusesThe Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan presents an accurate portrait of this era in Japanese history Originally published in Japanese in 1959, this classic novel by Yasushi Inoue takes place during the Japanese Warring Era 1467 1573 a time when a fractured Japan was ruled by three powerful young warlords Takeda Shingen, Iwagawa Yoshimoto and Hojo Ujiyasu The story focuses on Takeda Shingen and his one eyed, crippled strategist, Yamamoto Kansuke The brilliant strategies of Kansuke, inspired by his passion for war and his admiration for his enemies war tactics, are beautifully expressed throughout this book.Takeda Shingen a proud and confident warlord wants to expand his territory When he retains the ambitious and mysterious Yamamoto Kansuke a masterless, unheralded samurai as his war strategist, he discovers a bold and cunning collaborator Kansuke s talents at diplomacy and his prescient understanding of war strategy leads Shingen s clan to great success, a path which leads the pair to Princess Yuu When Kansuke discovers her among the ruins of a castle he has just captured, she is about to commit ritual suicide, jigaki Kansuke falls under her spell and convinces her to live to carry on her family s lineage The conflicting ambitions of Shingen, Kansuke, and Princess Yuu are at the heart of this complex and intensely dramatic story Each of the three needs the others in order to attain their goals In the end, the lines between who is using whom are blurred beyond understanding.Though there s some doubt as to whether Kansuke really existed, the historical narrative and depictions of daily life present a unique and engaging look at the end of the feudal era in Japan.

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    • Yasushi Inoue Yoko Riley

      Yasushi Inoue was a Japanese writer whose range of genres included poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels Inoue is famous for his serious historical fiction of ancient Japan and the Asian continent, including Wind and Waves, Tun huang, and Confucius, but his work also included semi autobiographical novels and short fiction of great humor, pathos, and wisdom like Shirobamba and Asunaro Monogatari, which depicted the setting of the author s own life Japan of the early to mid twentieth century in revealing perspective.1936 Chiba Kameo Prize Ruten, 1950 Akutagawa Prize T gyu, 1957 Ministry of Education Prize for Literature The Roof Tile of Tempyo, 1959 Mainichi Press Prize Tun huang, 1963 Yomiuri Prize F t , from

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    • Good:* This novel is about a crippled and deformed bachelor-for-life old man who became an advisor to a lustful master with multiple wives. His master's nemesis was a celibate religious nut. Does it sound like a terrible sitcom?Yamamoto KansukeHobbies: capturing castles, schemingThe main protagonist of the story. Kansuke was born deformed, missing one finger, had only one eye and a few other physical deficiencies. Due to his appearance, most people treated him poorly, which caused him to hate al [...]


    • This compact novel by Yasushi Inoue seemed unreadable to me at first till I was reluctant and wondered if I could finish it. However, I found it interestingly revealing especially in relation to an eminent samurai protagonist named Yamamoto Kansuke who served his lord, Takeda Harunobu, that is, Takeda Shingen, chief commander of the Shingen's clan as narrated within the time frame of 1541-1573 (p. 208). In fact, it was a story leading to the fate of Takeda Shingen's son, Katsuyori who had to "fi [...]


    • November 17th, 2015 MINI REVIEWMy younger brother got this when we were at Disney World last Christmas, and I had read only the first 50 or so pages. Now reclaiming it to finish, I reread from the start. It had the symbolic stylistic tones of historical fiction blended with a peek into Feudal Japan and its warring states. There was a lot of battles commanded, issued, and fought over these centuries--all in the name of conquering the entirety of Japan.This is one of those stories.Following the [...]


    • editted 30/12/2015===============ok, mungkin ini masalah ekspektasi dan saya yang gak baca tag bukunya dengan benar. di bagian atas judul memang telah ada penjelasan bahwa buku ini berkisah tentang "Strategi Penaklukan Benteng Yamamoto Kansuke" jadi (meskipun judul bukunya Furin Kazan yang jadi banner Takeda Shingen) tentu saja novel historis ini berkisah tentang Yamamoto Kansuke dan strategi-strategi perang yang dilakukannya selama membantu Sang Tuan, yaitu Shingen sedangkan saya sendiri awalny [...]


    • Orang pintar yang menyebalkanButa sebelah mata, pincang pulak!Itulah sosok Yamamoto KansukeRonin yang tidak pernah berada di satu peperangan sekalipuntapi entah mengapa aura nya membuat orang merasa entah segan, entah jengah, entah takutBahkan tidak ada satupun daimyo yang mau mempekerjakannya karena perasaan aneh yang timbul saat berada di sekitar KansukeSaya aja bawaannya pengen nabok si Kansuke terus sepanjang baca buku iniKetika akhirnya bertemu dengan jenderal Itagaki, Kansuke dipekerjakan [...]


    • aku lebih suka ini dr pd heike :pheike bagus, tp ini lebih seru :Dapa mungkin krna heike lebih bantal?hehehekoh utamanya bukan pemimpin klan, tp seorang ahli strategi perang, Yamamoto Kansuke.menjak bergabung dengan takeda shingen, kansuke melakukan berbagai macam taktik utk memperluas wilayah kekuasan takedaKansuke merancang taktik yg mendukung keinginannya utk mendudukkan katsuyori anak dr putri yuu, seorang selir, sebagai penerus klan takeda. Katsuyori dianggapnya lebih pantas dr pd Yoshinobu [...]


    • Begitu terima bukunya dari Haikal kemarin sore, langsung saya mulai baca setibanya di rumah dan akhirnya selesai tepat jam 12 malam [sempat diselingi jeda makan dan on-line juga sih:].Seperti bisa dibaca di sinopsis, inti cerita Furinkazan adalah tentang sepak-terjang Yamamoto Kansuke, yang awalnya cuma seorang ronin biasa tapi berhasil mengangkat namanya sebagai penasihat Takeda Harunobu yang kelak lebih dikenal dengan nama Takeda Shingen alias Harimau dari Kai. Dalam sejarah Jepang, Kansuke di [...]


    • This is not really my 'type' of book except that it is a historical romance of the Japanese that intrigued me because it was about the warlord and daimyo Takeda Shingen who is mentioned in my grandfather's memoir. Apparently, his family was a vassal of this great war leader's clan. Anyway, the book is well known and famous enough in Japan where Takeda Shingen is a popular samurai hero figure, depicted in films and TV. The translator of this book is Yoko Riley, a professor of Japanese history at [...]


    • I didn't enjoy this book as much as I expected to. This is a fictional retelling of key battles during Japan's Sengoku era, or 'Warring States' period, which preceded the start of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The characters from this book come directly from history recounts of the period, and overall I felt that Inoue accurately represents what life would have been like in a feudal Japan where people constantly fought for power. In 'The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan' we see the rise of Takeda Shingen [...]


    • Este libro me dio la sensación de que yo también iba cabalgando a la batalla junto con los protagonistas, pues es vívido y ágil.



    • Buku ini adalah salah satu dari sedikit novel terjemahan tentang kehidupan samurai dan politik di Jepang selama jaman Sengoku Jidai (konflik antar penguasa feodal, c.1467 – c.1603), yaitu periode antara merosotnya Bakufu Muromachi / Ashikaga dengan naiknya Bakufu Edo / Tokugawa.Bakufu sendiri adalah pemerintahan militer yang mengambilalih kekuasaan dari lembaga Kekaisaran, dipimpin oleh seorang jenderal besar (generalissimo) bertitel Shogun.Ada 3 Bakufu dalam sejarah feodal Jepang: Kamakura / [...]


    • Rating: 4Recommended for: People who want to read about real samurai.I've read about the big battles of the Warring States era before, but this is actually the first time I read about it from a first person perspective. And I loved it.It not only deconstructs the romantic notion that samurai put honour above everything else, it also shows the kind of political maneuvering and backstabbing (and front-stabbing) that took place in this chaotic era of Japanese history. The 'protagonist' Yamamoto Kan [...]


    • saya lagi suka baca cerita-cerita bertema jepang. sebelum mulai membaca novel ini, saya baru saja selesai membaca "Samurai 1&2" karya Takashi Matsuoka (maunya sih baca Musashi+Taiko, cuma masih mahull, haha). Furin Kazan sendiri pertamakali saya tahu dari rekomendasi yang ddiberikan om Hmd Haikal di ini (tengkyu om :)).Ada beberapa hal yang menarik dari buku ini. pertama, Cover warna biru dan panji perang Klan takeda membuat sejuk mata saya :). kedua, temanya menarik. novel ini bercerita te [...]


    • Furin Kazan adalah sebuah semboyan yang diterapkan oleh Daimyo Takeda Shingen untuk sebuah strategi perangnya yang secara harafiah berarti "Angin, Hutan, Api, Gunung". Dikutip dari , maksud strategi perang ini adalah:1. Secepat angin: Saat melakukan pergerakan, pasukannya bergerak secepat angin.2. Setenang hutan: Saat mereka tinggal di suatu tempat, maka mereka akan menyembunyikan keberadaan setenang hutan.3. Seganas api: Saat menyerang, pasukannya akan mengganas bak api yang membara.4. Sekokoh [...]


    • Akhirnya menjadi buku keempat yang bisa saya selesaikan. Dengan menyelesaikan membaca buku ini, itu artinya saya sudah membaca semua buku yang saya beli pada bulan Mei kemarin. :DFurin Kazan. Buku ini mainly bercerita tentang seorang ahli strategi bernama Yamamoto Kansuke dalam kehidupannya yang penuh dengan peperangan. Kisah yang ada di dalam buku ini tidak hanya melulu perang, meskipun sebagian besar berkisah tentang itu. Kita akan ditunjukkan berbagai keputusan Kansuke untuk menjadikan kemung [...]


    • I reeeally wanted to love this book. The traditional story of the rise of Takeda Shingen and his relationships with his vassals (Yamamoto Kansuke) and enemies (Uesugi Kenshin) is basically taken from the Koyo Gunkan, the self-glorifying epic of the Takeda family. It's retold here in novel form. I love the Koyo Gunkan so much that all I did last summer was daydream about Shingen's profound witticisms all day--so what could go wrong? Throughout the novel, something was just slightly "off"--Yamamot [...]


    • Another book I feel like I missed the boat on. I'll come clean and admit I only got a hair over a quarter through (page 50 out of slightly under 200 in the main text) before bailing. I'm not sure if the blame lies with the original author or the translator, but I suspect both. (Certainly not the reader! *cough*) The issue I'd lay at the feet of the author is the way that the book's main character is a brilliant swordfighter and strategist, but for seemingly no particular reason; He'll "just feel [...]


    • I don't know if it's the original novel or the translation, but I found this to be very dry reading in spots, and had trouble empathizing with any of the characters. The historical parts were interesting, but when presented in the form of footnotes they interrupt the flow of the story.The basic story of this novel was an attempt to unify Japan, and a man behind the scenes who attempted to guide that unification. The success or failure of the attempt was not the point of the story, only the attem [...]


    • I had read some about this era and "the 3 unifiers" Takeda Shingen, Iwagawa Yoshimoto and Hojo Ujiyasu. This was my first encounter with Yasushi Inoue's historical novels, and I was not disappointed. The Japanese characters on the battle banner, Furinkazan, meaning "Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain", refer to passages of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". Inoue ably fleshed out the events and characters in this gripping saga.


    • got a mixed feelings about this book.i liked the flow, the story telling style, and even some of the characters.but i don't like the story of the wars, which was only to gain more power for the warlords, instead of for the benefit of the people. were those japanese warlords at that time really that power hungry? without a better cause whatsoever behind their actions? i doubt it, but i can't prove it.


    • Buku spesial Sebuah konstruksi identitas zaman feodal Jepang yang pernah mengalami perang antar klan. Taktik menaklukkan benteng, intrik politik, dan sebuah penghargaan atas loyalitas.








    • cerita tentang ahli strategi Klan Takeda era Sengoku Jidaikeren abis gan, ane puas!! sayang endingnya sedih & gantung


    • Whilst the sorry itself was quite intriguing, the translation made it kind if difficult to follow. Would most likely be much better in it's native language


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