Japanese books and literature


Kaijin - the shadow of ash
Japan - the Kamakura period, in the year 1330. The words that the faithful samurai Haka murmured on his death-bed, are a riddle, and become a worm that eats away at the mind of his lord. In search of clues that may shed light on the mystery, Momokushi traces the story of the friendship with the friend and warrior, digging into the past and visiting the places that were witnesses of their deeds of youth. But what Haka has kept hidden for over fifty years is not only a secret that can disrupt a life, but also the most poignant declaration of love that a human being may leave a gift.