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Old 08-30-2015, 07:27 PM   #9
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Creed of Tokugawa Ieyasu

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Hello Ethan,

I am curious about the connection with the Iwama Dojo (other than its proximity to the Toshogu Shrine).

There are only three book-length biographies in English: Sadler's, Totman's and a shorter account by Stephen Turnbull. In Japanese, on the other hand, there is more to choose from, including the 28-volume semi-fictional life by Yamaika Kohachi, which was the basis of a Taiga Dorama in 1983.

Best wishes,


That should be Yamaoka Kohachi [山岡荘八]. The other biography, by Nakamura Kouya [中村孝也], regularly cited in the paper by Morgan Pitelka, is out of print.

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