About this book
The story of Saigo Takamori, whose death marked the end of the Samurai era in Japan. His life offers a window into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that defined the samurai. Now in paperback.
From Kurosawa's epic "Seven Samurai" to the figure of Darth Vader in "Star Wars", to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting samurai inspires us. This book lets us discover the truth behind the legend.