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and called the Nakatsugawa merchants Yorozuya Yasubei and Yamatoya
Risuke to the Inabaya to ask them for a contribution of two hundred ryo. "I heard
that story too," said Keizo, laughing. "Well, the world is really turning around,"
said Kozo ...
In fact, the Tokugawa at that very time were preparing for the construction of two
great warships, to be called the Kailen, or "epoch maker," and the Kaiyo, or "sun
raiser." Nothing spoke so clearly of the mood of the sho- gunate at this time as the
Higashikuse called to have them wrapped in blankets and later had them
dressed in the uniforms that had been prepared for the new Tosa guards. The
first cocks were crowing when Nakai Kozo brought the coffins back to Osaka. It
was a rainy ...
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review