This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Erasmus - The war trading ship piloted by John Blackthorne, as the story opens, this is the only remaining ship of five.
Rutter - A small book that contains details of the observations of pilots who have sailed a particular area. Details include headlands, channels and magnetic compass courses between various ports.
Izu - The name of the province where Blackthorne and his crew land following the storm.
Anjiro - The name of the village where Blackthorne and his crew land following the storm.
Seppuku - Also known as hari-kari, this is the...
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