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Behind the Story of “Blood and Tears” – Edo Period Travel 

When we first meet O-Bun in Episode 1, she is complaining about having to walk so far… To encourage trade and travel, the shogunate government built highways connecting several major cities.


June 5, 2018 0

Behind the Story of “Blood and Tears” – The Battle of Toba Fushimi

The Battle of Toba Fushimi was fought January 27-30, 1868, between Tokugawa loyalists and pro-Imperial troops from the Satsuma, Choshu and Tosa domains.


June 4, 2018 0

Behind the Story of “Blood and Tears” – What’s In a Name?

I tried to select character names consistent with the late Edo/early Meiji period.


June 2, 2018 0

Behind the Story of “Blood and Tears” – The Tokaido Road

Our story begins in Fujisawa Juku, approximately 50 km from Edo…


June 1, 2018 0

My historical fiction “Blood and Tears” is Live!

At long last, my work of historical fiction, Blood and Tears, is LIVE! [huge exhale]🤣


May 31, 2018 0

Behind the Story of “Blood and Tears” – Welcome!

Welcome to Behind the Story of Blood & Tears! I invite you to learn more about Usaburo, O-Hatsu and O-Bun, and the world they inhabit.


May 31, 2018 0