Takashi Matsuoka

in Japan
January 10, 1947


Takashi Matsuoka is a first-generation Japanese American writer living in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Before commiting full time to the writing profession, he used to work at a Zen Buddhist temple. His books, historical novels depicting American missionaries' visits to Japan, are often compared to Shōgun and the rest James Clavell's series. In addition to writing novels, Matsuoka also worked on the script for the 1990 film Pale Blood.

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“And when the moment came, even then Genji would be fortunate. He would die without fear, drenched in his own heart's blood, in the embrace of a beautiful woman, and she would weep for him.

What samurai could hope for more?”
Takashi Matsuoka

“The sages say happiness and sorrow are one. Is this because in finding the first, we also find the second?”
Takashi Matsuoka, Kastel Awan Burung Gereja

“I enter a time of much peril, and am more likely to fail and die than succeed and live.”
“Those who succeed and those who fail are both destined to die.”
Takashi Matsuoka, Kastel Awan Burung Gereja



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