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Samurai's Creed : what is the dwelling of a samurai?

Awareness

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Samurai's Creed: who are the parents of a samurai?

Heaven and Earth

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when does the story begin?

January, 1841, 12th year of Tempo, Year of the Ox

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where does the story begin?

Off the coast of Shikoku, Japan

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"Barbarians" by Denzo

Hairy faces, big noses, & blue eyes

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why are the fisherman desperate to find fish?

they have found no fish for 3 days; their families will go hungry

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why does Toraemon think Manjiro is a pest?

Manjiro asks too many questions

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why were the fisherman unable to steer their boat?

the storm damaged their tiller and sails

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Japanese word for "The Black Current"

Kuroshio

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Manjiro's image of Barbarians?

fanged monsters with long, slashing tails, dagger-sharp horns, & icy blue eyes

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Wanted b4 death:

Denzo: buy his own fishing boat
Toraemon: get married
Jusuke: hot bath & a fish dinner
Goemon: fish dinner w/ pickled turnips
Manjiro: to be a samurai

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who is the eldest fisherman?

Denzo

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who is the youngest fisherman?

Manjiro

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who dismissed Manjiro from a job at the rice mill?

Imasu-san

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why was Manjiro dismissed from his job at the rice mill?

Manjiro put stones in the mill grinder to speed up husking, but it made the rice inedible

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why had Manjiro joined the fishermen?

he needed a job; he wanted a chance to redeem himself

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what does the bird symbolize?

land, life

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what makes the island appear to move?

thousands of birds on the island