Monday, June 9, 2008
"Early Japan" By Jonathan Norton Leonard
This book is for those who wish to learn about Japan's early history. It covers history from Japan's savage beginnings to Commodore Matthew Perry's landing in Japan. It tells all it can about this mystical land, sparing no detail. At the end of each of the eight chapters is a picture essay that tells about Japan with images and captions. This book explains Japanese culture, religion, and traditions. It crafts the story of Japan's civil wars, the rise and falls of its countless shoguns and emperors. If you are interested in early Japanese culture, or just like to know about many different cultures, then this is the book you should read. I give this nonfiction a 5 of 5 stars. Hail to the land of the rising sun!