Ever since I took a class on politics in Japan in university, I have been a sucker for Japanese history. It always seems infused with mystery, romance, and brilliant color. Of course, being a fan of any Japanese anime related to feudal Japan doesn’t help dispel this romantic image I have. Today, I stumbled upon a novel about Japan in the feudal 1600s: Shogun by James Clavell. This book has everything from samurai to secret assassins to an interwoven love story. I definitely plan on picking up a copy very, very soon! I hope you will give the book a try as well. Enjoy!