Samurai & Daimyō

Samurai & Daimyō

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Perfect for upper beginner students of Japanese.

This affordable Japanese history reader contains three essays on Japanese History.
* The Three Warlords who Unified Japan
* Sakamoto Ryoma, the Reformer
* Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's Greatest Swordsman

Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found within. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed
Get FREE Anki flashcard decks of the vocabulary found in the story. Most include sound and the sentence from which the word came.

Quick! What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Japan?

Maybe it is anime, Hello Kitty, geisha, or sumo, but I bet high on that list is the samurai warrior class.

This book contains three essays on samurai history.

Read--in Japanese--about the greatest swordsman in history, Miyamoto Musashi, one of the most important reformers of the bakumatsu period, Sakamoto Ryōma, and the three great warrior leaders who consolidated Japan.

Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. (Although the ideal level for this series is the JLPT N3-N4 upper beginner to lower intermediate area.)

The kanji in the story with vocabulary section all have furigana.
Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with explanation of the grammar.
The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
Kanji in Focus covers the key kanji found in each essay
Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don't cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).
Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings.
Download the FREE Anki flashcard decks to master the vocabulary before even starting the book!
While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book.

To your Japanese!