The blade of the courtesans

ISBN: 9781934287019, 1934287016
OCLC Number: 174131432
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Keiichiro Ryu
Translator: James M. Vardaman
Language: en
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Place: New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1984-1986
English Publication Date: 2008
Notes: Japanese title: Yoshiwara gomenjo.
Abstract: A young samurai by the name of Seichiro Matsunaga, trained in swordfighting by non other than the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto, finds himself in Yoshiwara (the pleasure quarters of old Tokyo), per Miyamoto's dying wishes. In Yoshiwara, Seichiro finds himself defending its denizens against what may be spies from the Yagyu Clan, including one young woman named Oshabu, whose story runs deeper than still water suggests.