A brilliant author. A tragic trajectory. A powerful legacy. Learn more about the writer whose works inspired one of Kurosawa's most famous films.
How a grieving widow came to write two classics of world literature: a sprawling novel, and an 11th-century Twitter account.
He ended a century-long war and brought about 264 years of peace. So why does no one in Japan like Tokugawa Ieyasu? In this first of five articles in Unseen Japan's Banner Series, I discuss his legacy - and his deep unpopularity.