Ryoma Sakamoto [Samurai's Saying]

NHK broadcasts the period play drama "大河ドラマ"("Taiga Drama") through one year from January to December every year. The theme is the historical personages and the events etc. of Japan.
And this year's theme is "坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto") who has a national popularity.

"坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto") (1867-1836) is a samurai and a politician who had a big influence on Meiji Restoration (a series of reform to make Japan transfigured to the modern state that had the first Western-style national system in Asia).
Moreover, he was a businessperson who established the company for the first time in Japan and he was said that he and his wife honeymooned for the first time in Japan.
Many of Japanese businessperson respect "坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto").

After he becomes the hero of this year's "大河ドラマ"("Taiga Drama"), the bookstores deal in more and more of "坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto")'s books.

"坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto") has left a lot of sayings.

- "日本を今一度せんたくいたし申し候"("Nihon-Wo-Imaichido-Sentaku-Itashi-Moushi-Sourou")
- This saying means we should reform rotted Japan again.

It is said that Japan in the end of Edo era where "坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto") lived looks like Japan now that has nearby one quadrillion yen debt, doesn't catch up with globalization and whose people are concerned about their politics and future.

That is why Japanese are wishing modern "坂本 龍馬"("Ryoma Sakamoto") to appear. But...

FYI: Books about Ryoma Sakamoto in English

英語で読む 坂本龍馬【上】

英語で読む 坂本龍馬【上】

  • 作者: ロミュラス・ヒルズボロウ
  • 出版社/メーカー: ジャパンタイムズ
  • 発売日: 2009/12/09
  • メディア: 単行本(ソフトカバー)

英語で読む 坂本龍馬【下】

英語で読む 坂本龍馬【下】

  • 作者: ロミュラス・ヒルズボロウ
  • 出版社/メーカー: ジャパンタイムズ
  • 発売日: 2009/12/09
  • メディア: 単行本(ソフトカバー)

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