Thursday, 21 January 2010

The Mark of Zorro

When I finished reading this book, I remembered “Nezumi-kozo” and “Abarenbo shogun”. They are Japan’s historical characters. Many TV shows are made about them.
“Nezumi-kozo” is a thief like Zorro. He steal some money from rich people and then give the money for poor people. He put a hood on his face so that anybody knows who he is. He is a hero of poor and weak people.

17th Century goateeImage by ijiwaru jimbo via Flickr
“Abarenbo shogun” is a samurai and he has many friends in Edo town. He visits them some time, but anybody knows where he lives. In fact, he is a shogun(king) of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He watches people in the town and if he finds bad people like the dealer and the judge who getting money in wrong way, he punishes them as a shogun.
I think all people need a hero who fight against bad people and help them. There is no difference between America and Japan, the past and the present.

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