This week, we cover the story and legacy of the great warrior Kusunoki Masahige. Why does he have the unique distinction of a statue on the grounds of the emperor’s palace in Tokyo? What do we actually know about him?
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Sato, Hiroaki. Legends of the Samurai.
Brownlee, John S. Japanese Historians and the National Myths, 1600-1945