Best Japanese Language Historical Books

Best Japanese Language Historical Books

Japanese history has a strong emotion and a large number of popularity with the Japanese peoples. Many Japanese and other writers tried to write Japanese history in many languages. If you want to read Japanese history in the Japanese language, these books are for you. I hope you will enjoy these books a lot.

Lost Japan (美しき日本の残像)

Lost Japan is a Japanese historical book. The Japanese writer Alex Kerr wrote this book in 1993. The plot of this book portrays aspects of Japanese culture that will fascinate you. The author Alex Kerr wrote this book in Japanese, and it was translated into English with the help of Bodhi Fishman. This book published in the Japanese language in 1993 and translated into the English language in 1996.

Musashi (宮本武蔵)

Musashi is another classical Japanese novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Musashi is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical, and it is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese storytelling. This book first published in 1935 and again published July 14th, 1995, by Kodansha International.

The Pillow Book (枕草子)

The Pillow Book is a captivating novel in the Japanese language. The plot of this book written about the account of Japanese court life in the eleventh century. This book wrote by a lady of the court at the height of Heian culture. It is a brilliant book from a court lady with spectacular wit and humor. Sei Shōnagon wrote this book.

The Nihon Shoki (Nihongi): The Chronicles of Japan (日本書紀)

It is an astounding classical book in the Japanese language. This book much likes the Kojiki, but it has more details. And it also dealt more with the Emperors and their line after about the first 100 pages. The prominent Japanese author Yasumaro wrote this book. He was a Japanese nobleman and chronicler of folklore and myth who is most remembered for his work on the Kojiki.

Tsurezuregusa (徒然草)

Tsurezuregusa is a classical collection written by the Japanese monk Yoshida Kenkō. He wrote this book between 1330 and 1332. It is an outstanding work that is widely considered a gem of medieval Japanese literature and one of the three representative works of the zuihitsu genre, along with Makura no Sōshi and the Hōjōki. This book was first published in 1332. On May 6th, 1998, Columbia University Press again published this book.

The Tale of the Heike (平家物語)

The Tale of the Heike is another masterwork of Japanese literature, and ranking with The Tal of Genji in quality and prestige. The new translation of this book is not only far more readable than earlier ones, but it is also much more faithful to the content and style of the original. This book states the epic account of the Genpei war. The English edition of this book was published on March 1st, 1990, by Stanford University Press.

A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy (五輪書)

A Book of Five Rings is a fascinating collection in the Japanese language wrote by Miyamoto Musashi. Afterward, Victor Harris translates this book in the English language. The book was hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen-or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics for outwitting the competition. First published this book in May 1645 and afterward published the English Edition on May 28th, 1988, by Gramercy.

The Wild Geese (雁)

The Wild Geese first published in serial form in Japan and told the story of unfulfilled love set against a background of social change and Westernization. It is a classical novel from Mori Ōgai. The story of this book set in Tokyo in 1880. This book published in English edition by Tuttle Publishing in December 1959, and it was first published in the Japanese language from 1911 to 1913.

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