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By Janice P. Nimura

A brand new York occasions amazing publication of 2015

"Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); "beautifully crafted...subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff).

In 1871, 5 younger ladies have been despatched through the japanese govt to the USA. Their project: study Western methods and go back to aid nurture a brand new new release of enlightened males to steer Japan.

Raised in conventional samurai families throughout the turmoil of civil conflict, 3 of those strange ambassadors—Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda—grew up as normal American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco they grew to become celebrities, their travels and conventional garments exclaimed over through newspapers around the state. As they realized English and Western customs, their American pals grew to like them for his or her excessive spirits and highbrow brilliance.

The passionate relationships they shaped display an intimate international of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they lower back to Japan—a land grown overseas to them—determined to revolutionize women's education.

Based on in-depth archival learn in Japan and within the usa, together with a long time of letters from among the 3 ladies and their American host households, Daughters of the Samurai is superbly, cinematically written, a desirable lens wherein to view a rare old moment.

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