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Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai Summary
Katsu Kokichi

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Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai Summary

Plot Summary

Musui's Story is the autobiographical account of samurai Katsu Kokichi, who lived in the early 1800s during the height of the Tokugawa period in Japan. He took on the name Musui after he officially retired. Musui lived an adventurous life, full of swordfights, family squabbles, thievery, prostitution, and get-rich-quick schemes. Musui hopes that his story might help others, especially his ancestors, avoid the mistakes he made.

Musui is born to a concubine, given up to a wet nurse, and only at seven is he adopted into the Katsu family. He is a hellraiser in his youth, getting into fights and disobeying his father and his constantly scolding grandmother. He learns horseriding and swordfighting at an early age, and has no interest in reading and writing.

At fourteen, Musui runs away from home and spends several months begging at the side of roads and sleeping at various shrines or...

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