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% free ebook pdf kindle reader on the web textbook epub electronic brief summary of the book Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa whole ebook review report by. Shōgun by James Clavell Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn A Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan eBook. $ View All Available Formats & Editions. Ship This Item — Qualifies for . "Eiji Yoshikawa's epic is the real thing, the insider's guide to one of the most.
At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko-absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name.
When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable.
Taiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal Japan
Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi-brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless-who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies.
In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness.
Wilson possesses a grasp of the original language that makes his translations both accurate and eminently readable. Unlike the Heike Story, which is unfinished and appears unpolished, this is a masterwork by Yoshikawa, displaying his true mastery of his craft and art.
Anyway, I was fortunate to find online this gem of Eiji Yoshikawa, "Taiko", while looking up data on the Warring States period of Japan. In the middle of the sixteenth century, Japan had fallen on hard times, as regional warlords has plunged the land into the chaos of civil war. Out of these dark times rose three men who would shape the nation and, ultimately, bring peace to the country Oh, but I wax maudlin.
The fact is, "Taiko" is an outstanding book, not so much for its portrayal of the battles and intrigues of this period though there are many , but more for its personal portrayal of its three main protagonists. Hideyoshi, the Monkey, who rises out of poverty to serve and then rule his country, is written vibrantly and, more important, as a human. We see his successes and failures in both love and war, and watch as he ultimately rises after many struggles , to become "Taiko", the supreme ruler of Japan under the Emperor.
There is also Ieyasu Tokugawa, the emotionless ruler of a threadbare province, forced to bide his time until he too can take over the reins of his nation and indeed, the Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan for years, until the Meiji restoration. But my favorite character by far is the brutal, rash, and charismatic Nobunaga Oda. It is he that sets the wheels in motion to end the chaos by destroying Yoshimoto Imagawa, the powerful yet inept ruler of a border province.
A pure but hard man, his iron way would ultimately lead to his downfall, but here he is shown less as the "Demon King" which many think him to be, and more of a human created and driven by the circumstances to which he must face up.
I find this book fascinating. While this book isn't "Three Kingdoms", it's not trying to be. The influence of that great work is clearly there, but Yoshikawa wants to tell more of the life of his heroes, and not merely of their famed actions. Thus, this book has much wider appeal. Incidentally, I don't think that the names are anything alike, except in the fact that our lack of familiarity may make them run on each other. Don't let such a criticism frighten you away; the author kindly lists the important players of each book before the reader reads it.
So, give this book a try; I don't think you'll be disappointed. See all 46 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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Diucapkan oleh Danjo dari kamarnya saat ia terluka lepas dari sebuah pertempuran. Hiyoshi yang baru diberhentikan dari toko tembikar, kembali menemui Danjo sebagai seorang yang bukan menceramahinya, tergambar dari dialog Danjo dan Hiyoshi: Tidak apa-apa. Ia tampak bingung. Samurai, Hiyoshi. Bagaimana peran orang yang saat anda jatuh dan dilecehkan, dia dengan santai mengembalikan kemanusian anda. Tetap ngewongke , kalau orang jawa bilang.
Tentunya orang itu lebih dari sahabat, ia layak dipanggil guru. Tanpa perlu ruang kelas dan tetek bengek ceramah di dalamnya, Danjo sudah menjadi guru karena ia telah membuat Hiyoshi berpikir mampu menemukan yang terbaik baginya. Menyebutnya sebagai seorang samurai, bahkan ditengah "kegagalannya". Hal-hal paling memalukan adalah kesombongan dalam berpakaian, kesombongan dalam memilih makanan, dan menindas rakyat jelata yang cinta damai.
Marga-marga pedesaan yang katanya tersohor melakukan hal-hal seperti itu, begitu juga para ronin. Keluarga Hachisuka Koroku tidak seperti mereka, dan kurasa aku sudah memperingatkanmu mengenai ini. Kelakuan Tenzo yang membuat malu keluarganya, karena membuat pamannya kedapatan menggunakan teko hasil curian. Ceramah itu juga membawa pesan, kewibawaan dan kekuasaan selalu terkait dengan tanggungjawab.
Mengayomo merupakan salah satu bentuk tanggung jawab itu. Berapa banyak orang yang menikmati penghormatan lupa, bahwa ia dituntut balik atas apa yang diterimanya. Seperti ucapan Peter Parker, wajah keseharian dari Spiderman, " With great power comes great responsibility. Kesimpulan saya sejauh ini: Bisa bikin lupa kerjaan. Mas Haikal, sampeyan kudu tanggung jawab!!! View all 22 comments. Jan 10, Max Fallon rated it it was amazing. It took me over a year to read this epic.
Partly because I was busy and partly because there were a few parts of the story that were a struggle to get through. However the main reason it took so long is that I didn't want it to end. This is probably a novel more for the Japanese history buff, or the samurai nerd, however, like other Eji Yoshikawa novels like Musashi, there is a lot of practical wisdom in there, particularly for those interested in long-range strategy. This is the story of the rise It took me over a year to read this epic.
This is the story of the rise and rise of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the second of Japan's three unifiers, who dominated in the later half of the 16th century during Japan's Warring States period, known as the Sengoku period. Yoshikawa mixes history with his unique style of storytelling as he describes the humble beginnings of a restless, seemingly poor-behaved child who wanders from place to place and job to job, trying to find a Lord worthy of his devotion. To those who know the history, you will turn each page with excitement, waiting for the historical events you have read about unfold in this brilliant fictional adaptation.
The young Hideyoshi eventually becomes a sandal bearer for a minor warlord named Oda Nobunaga, a man destined to become one of Japan's three great unifiers.
The combined efforts of these three men put an end to the Sengoku period and ushered in a new age that many consider the renaissance of Japan's history. Until I read this book, I didn't have a very positive view of Hideyoshi. I thought he just an opportunist who took advantage of the accomplishments and death of Nobunaga to seize power for himself.
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But now I have a lot more respect for the kind of strategist Hideyoshi was. Through this story, you will read how Hideyoshi used his gift of diplomacy, and his humble ability not to be driven by foolish pride, to overcome one enemy after another, eventually climbing to the dizzying heights of power, winning the title of Kampaku, regent of Japan. There are some great lessons to be learned along the way for anyone involved in politics or career strategy.
As I stated earlier, there are a few sections that drag on a little and are hard to get through, but in the end all events contribute to the overall scope of the saga. For the reader not used to Japanese literature, you may struggle with the abundance of different characters and have trouble keeping track of all of the names, but it won't really matter.
You will still keep track of the plot. You will know who the main players are by the way Yoshikawa highlights them. If you have read James Clavell's 'Shogun', you could almost pretend that this story is a prequel, as it covered events that are only hashed over in the past tense in Shogun. It gives the reader an opportunity to experience a younger Toranaga Ieyasu. In my opinion, Taiko should be considered a literary classic, a must read in the same family as War and Peace and Moby Dick.
Aug 09, Rick rated it it was amazing. Of humble origins, Hideyoshi found a way to attach himself to the court of the powerful Oda Nobunaga. Both characters achieve their goals through single-minded perseverance and self-sacrifice, and both novels are compelling reading.
I highly recommend both Yoshikawa novels to anyone with an interest in feudal Japan. Bagaimana jika seekor burung tak mau berkicau? Nobunaga menjawab, "Bunuh saja! Orang besar tidak lahir krn kemampuannya semata. Ia pun harus memiliki kesempatan-- hlm Taiko berkisah ttg Hideyoshi, mulai dari ketika dia berumur enam tahun sampai empat puluh sembilan tahun, setelah itu dia tetap berjuang membuat Jepang sbg bangsa yg besar.
Semakin kau mendaki sebuah gunung tinggi, semakin sukar bagimu merasakan keb Bagaimana jika seekor burung tak mau berkicau? Semakin kau mendaki sebuah gunung tinggi, semakin sukar bagimu merasakan kebesarannya-- hlm Hanya orang besar dapat mengenali sesama orang besar -- hlm OdaNobunaga, ToyotomiHideyoshi dan TokugawaIeyasu sama" karismatik, cerdas dan memiliki visi misi luar biasa.
Nobunaga adl orang yg paling ditakuti dan dihormati Hideyoshi, setelah Nobunaga wafat, Ieyasu-lah yg paling ditakuti dan dihormati Hideyoshi. Dari semua orang yg menentang laju perubahan, tak seorang pun berhasil selamat -- hlm Kedudukan, popularitas beralih pada Hideyoshi krn sesuai perkembangan zaman, ikut mendorong revolusi kecil dan kemajuan. Ieyasu pun menyadari hal ini. Awal" buku ini menceritakan perjalanan dan perjuangan hidup Hideyoshi. Ketika ia menjadi orang besar, cerita didominasi usahanya melebarkan kekuasaan dan perebutan wilayah.
Tidak mudah merangkum buku yg tadinya terdiri dr 10 vol ini. Kalo tdk dibuat HC, barangkali punggung bukunya patah sejuta kali saat dibaca. Saya seolah bisa melihat sendiri apa yg terjadi; ketika senapan msh langka, agama Kristen masuk, peperangan yg diwarnai pemenggalan dan kepala musuh ditunjukkan sbg bukti, seppuku, zaman sulit maupun saat Hideyoshi memerintahkan benteng" dibangun dlm tempo singkat.
Nobunaga yg mudah naik darah, Hideyoshi yg riang dan Ieyasu yg sabar memberikan kesan tersendiri. Saya mau lanjut ke musashi. Jul 18, Xabi rated it liked it. Adjetivemos el libro: La vida, costumbres, relaciones, ropas, viviendas Entre nombres de personajes y de lugares es un suplicio.
Kebayang 'kan Feb 05, Gege rated it really liked it. Bener2 from zero to hero bgt Hideyoshi ini View 2 comments. May 04, Isnaini Nuri rated it it was amazing. Whuahhh,,,hilang semua review gara2 inet ngerror: Padahal udah nulis panjang bangettttt T,T Jadi singkat ajah lah Nobunaga menjawab "Bunuh saja! Oda Nobunaga, sang penguasa Oda, brutal, gegabah, tegas Dalam menjalankan strategi militer dia mengandalkan keberaniannya. T Whuahhh,,,hilang semua review gara2 inet ngerror: Tanpa pikir panjang dia akan segera menyerbu musuhnya.
Dalam masa kepemimpinannya rakyat dalam kondisi makmur. Sampai akhirnya dia dibunuh oleh Akechi Mitsuhide, salah satu pengikutnya yang berkhianat. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, sang Taiko, cerdik, sederhana, halus, dan kompleks Perjalanannya sampai puncak tertinggi dalam penyatuan Jepang benar-benar berawal dari bawah. Mulai dari pembawa sendal Nobunaga, pengurus dapur dan kandang sampai menjadi seorang komandan militer. Hideyoshi lebih menyukai diplomasi daripada cara militer.
Dia lebih memilih merangkul semua provinsi untuk bersatu meskipun akan mengalami proses yang lama daripada menjalankan militer. Yang saya suka dari si Hideyoshi adalah ketulusan dan kesetiaannya. Ketulusannya dalam menjalankan semua pekerjaannya tak terlepas dari kesetiaannya terhadap junjungannya, Oda Nobunaga. Dalam suasana perang yang penuh tipu muslihat dia mengandalkan kejujuran dan komunikasi dari hati ke hati. Untuk membangkitkan semangat para bawahan dia menerangkan kepada mereka akibat-akibat yang akan mereka dapat jika mereka tidak melaksanakan tugas mereka sesuai perintah atasan.
Karena apa yang diperintah oleh atasan akan memberikan keuntungan pada mereka juga. Tokugawa Ieyasu, tenang, sabar, dan penuh perhitungan. Ieyasu tidak terlalu memikirkan peperangan yang terjadi di luar sana.
Dia hanya memikirkan kesejahteraan daerah kekuasaannya. Meskipun dia juga akan megerahkan pasukannya jika Nobunaga, yang merupakan sekutu Ieyasu, meminta bantuan dalam peperangan. Pertempurannya dengan Hideyoshi juga terjadi karena permintaan Nobuo, anak Nobunaga. Sikap Ieyasu yang tenang dan penuh perhitungan menjadikan dia menjadi lawan yang sepadan untuk Hideyoshi. Dan pada akhirnya semua pertempuran berakhir dengan perjanjian damai karena Nobuo melakukan perdamaian dengan Hideyoshi.
Yang saya suka ketika membaca kisah Jepang Klasik adalah sikap para samurai yang memegang teguh Janji Samurai. Kesetiaan, tanggung jawab, harga diri.. Setidaknya dengan membaca novel ini saya jadi ngeh dengan sejarah yang satu ini.
Soalnya dari dulu sering denger soal Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, Ieyasu di komiknya si Conan tapi tetep gak ngerti hubungan antara mereka. Sampai saya baca novel ini dan,,yah saya jadi tahu hubungan yang terjadi antara ketiga orang ini. Sejarah akan lebih mudah diingat jika disajikan dalam bentuk novel D Eh, tapi tetep saya masih suka perjalanannya si Mushashi. Si samurai bebasss Taiko is a story set in the middle of the 16th century as the Ashikaga shogunate crumbled.
As a consequence Japan came to resemble a huge battlefield as rival warlords vied for dominance. Three very different men emerged seeking to control and unify Japan. Those men were the brutal, rash, and charismatic Oda Nobunaga; the cunning Toyotomi Hideyoshi; and the patient Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Their divergent leadership styles are eloquently expressed in the answers to this question presented at the beginni Taiko is a story set in the middle of the 16th century as the Ashikaga shogunate crumbled. Their divergent leadership styles are eloquently expressed in the answers to this question presented at the beginning of the book: The novel follows Hideyoshi's life, his development from a peasant to a loyal servant of Oda Nobunaga and his final assumption of leadership after Oda Nobunaga is killed by Akechi Mitsuhide.
We see his successes and failures in both love and war, and watch as he ultimately rises after many struggles , to become Taiko, the supreme ruler of Japan under the Emperor even if it is to be a short lived reign. I find this book fascinating. Yoshikawa has an excellent way of taking the historical Japan full of political intrigue and bitter rivals and weaving into a simply story of a young man finding his way in a samurai dominated feudal Japan.
He has also managed capture the motivations and the bonds of loyalty of the samurai class that enabled them to give their lives so freely to one another. To throw themselves into battle so willing is such a foreign idea, but Yoshikawa has managed to make the warrior code palatable to this westerner without the being too brash and beating the me over the head with it. I still can't imagine that people in a modern society would be so willing to trust their lives to the whims of a single person like that.
Or that dying in battle for a master was not just honorable but was your duty. Anyway, Taiko is truly an engrossing epic from start to finish that demands to read again and again. I would even dare to say it is my Don Quixote of this year and that's not just because they are similar in length.
Jan 09, Lisamaria rated it liked it. It is definitely a major work, one can imagine how hard it was for Yoshikawa to try to piece the past together, and make up lines beyond history.
One can imagine that the real history is somewhat like that, but I believe one would be gravely mistaken to take this AS history. Sometimes people forget. There are many aspects that should have been expounded more, but not. Thus the ascend of the Taiko in the ranks of Nobunaga has not been fairly justified. And the depiction of Akechi Mitsuhide was quite unfair. Mitsuhide's brilliance was downplayed, while he was winning the wars for Nobunaga. And the final episode of his life was seen as a blunder, which is inconsistent with his career trajectory.
Jan 03, Knigoqdec rated it really liked it. Dec 30, Peter Tieryas rated it it was amazing. This book is simply amazing. I'll try to write a longer review later, but I was riveted from page 1. Hideyoshi is such a fascinating protagonist, unlike any of the samurai of his time, which is part of why I love this so much. May 23, Csaba Sali rated it it was amazing. I was browsing aimlessly in a bookstore when I first tumbled across Taiko.
I never read any Japanese historical fiction before, so I thought that this would be a great opportunity to widen my horizon. I was very pleased that I did. This book absolutely sparked my interest in the era of the shogunate. The detail with which Yoshikawa tells of the customs and honorary codes of the samurai had me intrigued. It was refreshing to learn of a culture so different to that of 21st Century Western society. The setting of feudal Japan really came alive due to masterful storytelling, and a plethora of fantastic characters.
The insight that Yoshikawa gives to each character is really his greatest strength in my opinion. Each were uniquely shaped by their own personal history and set of philosophy.
Taiko is also rich in satisfying battles, heartwarming encounters, and a refined humour. Overall an amazing read Jun 18, Daniel Swenson rated it really liked it. Good book on a historic period of feudal strife in Japan. I wasn't sure I'd finish all pages, but I did. I agree with those who say the names are a challenge, the main character's name changing twice as a good example.
It's somewhat repetitive with one campaign following the next, one castle being taken after another, etc. That being said, the various subordinate characters are interesting, and throughout, the book conveys a strong sense of what it must have been like to live in Japan during Good book on a historic period of feudal strife in Japan. That being said, the various subordinate characters are interesting, and throughout, the book conveys a strong sense of what it must have been like to live in Japan during that period assuming the author's version is historically accurate which I can't verify.
If you have any interest in Japan from a historical standpoint, this is an entertaining way of delving into that history. Feb 24, Viktor rated it really liked it Shelves: Hideyoshi aka Taiko is the boss!
That's all you need to know and you should have a good memory for names and places: In midth century Japan, the Emperor rules by tradition, the shogun rules by law: This tumultuous and violent epoch of Japanese history is known the Sengoku Jidai the Warring States period.
The zeitgeist of this era can be encapsulated by the Japanese phrase: One of these fiefdoms is the province of Owari. Owari is a small and utterly nondescript province, a veritable minnow among Tritons.Another is that Hideyoshi embarked on the Korean campaigns in order to send Japan's warriors overseas while he solidified his control.
Herein lies the works biggest fault, Hideyoshi comes down as too one-dimensional. King of Thorns.
The Autumn Republic. Of humble origins, Hideyoshi found a way to attach himself to the court of the powerful Oda Nobunaga. Ieyasu pun menyadari hal ini. Philip K. This is the story of the rise and rise of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the second of Japan's three unifiers, who dominated in the later half of the 16th century during Japan's Warring States period, known as the Sengoku period.
At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. It also describes many elements of Japanese culture th I read Taiko for the first time more than twenty years ago and enjoyed it enormously as you might suspect, since I have chosen to read it again.
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