history

The Boy And the Samurai

Inari Shrine

Years ago I read the  Erik Christian Haugaard book The Boy And the Samurai. This historical fiction book for kids did a great job of bring the reader through the life of a orphaned  Japanese boy in the days and world of early Japan and the Samurai. for some reason after reading this book I have always have a fond attraction for Soba shops and Inari shrines.