The Japanese Drawing Room ebook
"The Japanese Drawing Room is written by Sean Michael Wilson and illustrated by Sakura Mizuki (Japanese artists of best selling THE RING horror manga). It includes an extensive text and glossary on the period by the Museum editor, Shaun Garner. A true story set in Meiji era Japan (1885), with combines the visual appeal of manga with a well-researched historical account. A foreign couple travel throughout Japan, seeing many interesting aspects of life then - such as the Shogun's Temples, Buddhist ceremonies, a diamyo's funeral, and the festival for a great warrior. They come across fascinating aspects of Japanese history, such as the story of 47 Ronin, who committed suicide after avenging their dead Samurai master. Mizuki's artwork on this book reaches a new level of beauty and sophistication."