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Edisi Bahasa Indonesia dari Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

Dalam pergolakan menjelang dekade abad keenam belas, Kekaisaran Jepang menggeliat dalam kekacau-balauan ketika keshogunan tercerai-berai dan panglima-panglima perang musuh berusaha merebut kemenangan. Benteng-benteng dirusak, desa-desa dijarah, ladang-ladang dibakar.

Di tengah-tengah penghancur
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Hardcover, Indonesian Edition, 1142 pages
Published September 2003 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1967)
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Philipp
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know there used to be this thing in Japan called the "Sengoku" period which was basically civil war all over the place, the Shogun was kind of a loser and every lord of any clan tried to become the leader of Japan.

This book is a fictionalized account of the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the guy who finally united the country, first under Oda Nobunaga and later on by himself. Because that life was long and complicated the book is with 944 pages big enough to kill a cat, there's enough Japanese
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Barry
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Taiko for the first time more than twenty years ago and enjoyed it enormously as you might suspect, since I have chosen to read it again. To some extent, reading this book a second time was in preparation for a trip to Japan that Claudia and I will take a bit down the road. To that end, Taiko contains a great deal of Japanese history since it is a novel based on the life of one of the three great unifiers of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It also describes many elements of Japanese culture th ...more
Farhan Sani
Oct 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Based on true story of Hideyoshi, the taiko, the ruler of japan on behalf of the emperor at feudal era.

A fascinating story about a person who struggles from zero to hero, and yet still very "human" which his strengths and weaknesses.

This book, together with "Musashi", indeed made me, until now, eager to learn anything related with japan. its culture, spirit, people, way of life, language...anything.
Not mentioning that currently I am working in a japanese company :)
Sean
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taiko is an epic: prepare for a long, long 1,000 page journey.

If you've got a serious interest in Sengoku period Japan, this book is essential: it walks you through the life of a samurai--in many ways the most successful samurai ever--and gives you a front-row ticket to the great battles of the period. For me, it pieced a lot of random knowledge together into a refreshingly coherent narrative.

It is also an incredible human novel. Hideyoshi was not a macho warrior: what made him a great general w
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Dhieta
Dec 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, novel, history
Novel ini mengambil seting Jepang zaman dahulu ketika keshogunan dalam masa kritis dan peperangan perebutan kekuasaan terjadi di mana – mana. Cerita dimulai dari tahun Temmon kelima, 1536, yaitu masa ketika Kinoshita Hiyoshi menjalani masa kanak – kanaknya yang berat. Setelah ayahnya meninggal, ibu Hiyoshi menikah dengan Chikuami. Hubungan Hiyoshi dengan ayah tiri yang memanggilnya Saru ini tidak baik, sehingga Hiyoshi dikirim ke kuil untuk belajar, namun dipulangkan karena berbuat kenakalan. Ak ...more
Bryan
Great Story; Somewhat Difficult Read: This is a story of feudal Japan and unification of the clannish and war torn country by a once poor, downtrodden commoner who became Taiko (supreme ruler) through a series of battles and diplomatic strategies.

The story is captivating and the subject matter is rich with possibility. However, there are two main shortcomings with the novel that I believe detract from what could have been a five star effort:

1. The virtual avalanche of Japanese names, for both
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cindy
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
tarik napas lega saat menutup cover hc-nya. akhirnya selesai juga.

Yoshikawa sensei memilih untuk menuntaskan kisah ini saat Hideyoshi mencapai puncak kekuasaannya sebagai Kampaku. Bukan saat ia "mengkhianati" Hidegutsu. Bukan saat ia terkalahkan dalam penyerangan terhadap Korea. Bukan pula saat Perang Sekigahara. Dan untuk itu, aku bersyukur dan rela memberikan bintang 5 penuh kepadanya.

Buku Taiko ini benar-benar novel tentang kemenangan Hideyoshi.

Review lengkap ada di
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nanto
Aug 08, 2009 marked it as to-read
Saya dulu pernah membaca beberapa jilid novel Musashi. Waktu itu bacanya karena tukar pinjam sama seorang teman. Saya punya novel silat lokal, Wiro Sableng, dia punya novel fiksi sejarah dari Jepun itu. Terakhir kemaren dapat lemparan buku dari Andri. Buku The Swordless Samurai yang bercerita mengenai sosok Hideyoshi. Lalu, saat Kopdar Goodreads di Rawamangung kemarin, saya berbincang-bincang dengan Haikal mengenai buku The Swordless Samurai itu. Di situ saya mengungkapkan kelebihan dan kekurang ...more
Max Fallon
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me over a year to read this epic. Partly because I was busy and partly because there were a few parts of the story that were a struggle to get through. However the main reason it took so long is that I didn't want it to end.

This is probably a novel more for the Japanese history buff, or the samurai nerd, however, like other Eji Yoshikawa novels like Musashi, there is a lot of practical wisdom in there, particularly for those interested in long-range strategy.

This is the story of the rise
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Rick
Aug 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eiji Yoshikawa’s historical novel TAIKO chronicles the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 16th-century unifier of Japan.

Of humble origins, Hideyoshi found a way to attach himself to the court of the powerful Oda Nobunaga. Starting in the most menial positions, the brilliant, energetic and ambitious Hideyoshi excelled at every task and gradually worked his way up to become Nobunaga’s top general. After Nobunaga’s death, he succeeded in unifying Japan, completing the task Nobunaga had started.

The nov
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Nina
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bagaimana jika seekor burung tak mau berkicau?
Nobunaga menjawab, "Bunuh saja!"
Hideyoshi menjawab, "Buat burung itu ingin berkicau."
Ieyasu menjawab, "Tunggu."
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Orang besar tidak lahir krn kemampuannya semata. Ia pun harus memiliki kesempatan-- hlm 430
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#Taiko berkisah ttg Hideyoshi, mulai dari ketika dia berumur enam tahun sampai empat puluh sembilan tahun, setelah itu dia tetap berjuang membuat Jepang sbg bangsa yg besar.
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Semakin kau mendaki sebuah gunung tinggi, semakin sukar bagimu merasakan keb
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Xabi1990
Adjetivemos el libro:
SOBERBIO: Si miramos la “ambientación”. La vida, costumbres, relaciones, ropas, viviendas...ahí el libro es maravilloso. Te metes en el Japón feudal y lo vives.
MUY BUENA: la historia, la novelizacion de la vida del protagonista a ratos atrapa pero bien.
ACEPTABLE: el ritmo narrativo a veces se estanca y se diluye en detalles que a un “japanofilo” igual le encantan pero a un lector estándar difícilmente lo hará.
JODER QUE MALOS ( ya, como adjetivo no es muy correcto): los pe
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Guguk
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Buku yang kayak kue bolu bikinan Ibu (ღ⌣ღ) sangat memuaskan~~

Penggambaran berbagai adegan perang, perasaan orang-orang yang terlibat di dalamnya: putus asa, marah, takut, keberanian dan pengorbanan, setia sampai akhir—semua perasaan itu bisa dirasakan pula oleh pembaca, saking keren dan jeniusnya Yoshikawa-sensei menjalin kata-kata dan cerita ∑d(≧ω≦)

Ini juga ga lepas dari jasa penerjemah, yang kuanggap sebagai Penerjemah Super ∑d(゚∀゚d) Kata-katanya terasa mengalun, puitis tanpa menjadi sok-sokan
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Gege
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bener2 from zero to hero bgt Hideyoshi ini..., semangatnyaa, gmn dy melakukan sesuatu dgn sungguh2 dlm kondisi apapun daaaan ga peduli dgn omongan org, bkn dlm artian negatif tp dy ga pernah memperdulikan omongan2 negatif ttg dy, ga bkin dy down malah trus maju 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Isnaini Nuri
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whuahhh,,,hilang semua review gara2 inet ngerror :(
Padahal udah nulis panjang bangettttt.... T,T
Jadi singkat ajah lah....

bagaimana jika seekor burung berkicau?

Nobunaga menjawab "Bunuh saja!"
Hideyoshi menjawab "Buat burung itu ingin berkicau"
Ieyasu menjawab "Tunggu"

dari jawaban ketiga orang tersebut terlihat bagaimana sifat ketiga tokoh besar zaman keshogunan Jepang tersebut.

Oda Nobunaga, sang penguasa Oda, brutal, gegabah, tegas
Dalam menjalankan strategi militer dia mengandalkan keberaniannya. T
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Kevin
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Taiko is a story set in the middle of the 16th century as the Ashikaga shogunate crumbled. As a consequence Japan came to resemble a huge battlefield as rival warlords vied for dominance. Three very different men emerged seeking to control and unify Japan. Those men were the brutal, rash, and charismatic Oda Nobunaga; the cunning Toyotomi Hideyoshi; and the patient Tokugawa Ieyasu. Their divergent leadership styles are eloquently expressed in the answers to this question presented at the beginni ...more
Lisamaria
It is definitely a major work, one can imagine how hard it was for Yoshikawa to try to piece the past together, and make up lines beyond history. One can imagine that the real history is somewhat like that, but I believe one would be gravely mistaken to take this AS history. Sometimes people forget. There are many aspects that should have been expounded more, but not. i believe it is important for readers to feel what the harsh realities of a samurai soldier life is, and the power politics among ...more
Knigoqdec
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
А ако птицата не поиска да пее?
Нобунага отвърна: „Убийте я!“
Хидейоши отвърна: „Накарайте я да поиска.“
Иеясу отвърна: „Почакайте.“

Тази книга ме върна към не толкова отдавна изминалото време, когато изобщо се запознах с въпроса около хаотичния XVI-ти век в Япония. Въпреки че реално знаех какво ще се случи, понеже е невъзможно да си се поинтересувал от темата и да не си научил купища факти, беше много хубава книга.
По какъв още начин спечели одобрението ми, добавих тук:
http://knigoqdec.blogspot.bg/2
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Neah
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gives you a very clear and magnificent outlook on feudal Japan. I felt everything with the characters - their sorrow, happiness, love, fury. Needless to say that the history of Japan is, for me, one of the most interesting.
An excellent book. The writing style just gives me the chills on the important occasions the characters have.
An excellent read. A must do for every japanese culture lover.
Peter Tieryas
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is simply amazing. I'll try to write a longer review later, but I was riveted from page 1. Hideyoshi is such a fascinating protagonist, unlike any of the samurai of his time, which is part of why I love this so much.
Daniel Swenson
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book on a historic period of feudal strife in Japan. I wasn't sure I'd finish all 926 pages, but I did. I agree with those who say the names are a challenge, the main character's name changing twice as a good example. It's somewhat repetitive with one campaign following the next, one castle being taken after another, etc. That being said, the various subordinate characters are interesting, and throughout, the book conveys a strong sense of what it must have been like to live in Japan during ...more
Viktor
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideyoshi aka Taiko is the boss! That's all you need to know and you should have a good memory for names and places :).
Pratik Dash
In mid-16th century Japan, the Emperor rules by tradition, the shogun rules by law: but the true master of the realm is Chaos. This tumultuous and violent epoch of Japanese history is known the Sengoku Jidai (the Warring States period). The zeitgeist of this era can be encapsulated by the Japanese phrase: “花は桜木人は武士” (Hana wa sakuragi, hito wa bushi; which means, as among flowers the sakura (cherry blossom) is foremost, similarly, among men the warrior is considered the best.”

Lacking any real cen
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David S
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As suggested in the title, this is a truly epic tale of the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the era of civil war in 16th century Japan in which he was a prominent player. Much as with Yoshikawa's novel on Musashi, the author breathes life into the historical figures that he portrays in the book. The character of Hideyoshi is very likable, though not without his faults. Hideyoshi has a charming ability to bend and break the rules of social convention to his advantage and extricate himself from imp ...more
John
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent historical novel of the Sengoku period of Japanese history. The book centers around the life story of Hideyoshi (aka Taiko), the second of the three great unifiers of Japan, the first being Oda Nobunaga and the third Ieyasu Tokugawa.

The story begins with Hideyoshi as a young child, and ends with him at the age of 50 as he has overcome the last great obstacle between him and his rule of Japan. Interestingly, it does not cover the dozen years of his rule that followed, except to summa
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Matthew
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a surprisingly approachable historical novel for a 1200+ page century old novel that includes over 100 figures from the Sengoku Period of feudal Japan. I came in knowing a fair amount about the period, knowing the major figures like Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Hideyoshi, Nene, etc. Characters were easy to remember and manage near the beginning of the novel, but at some points I forgot the allegiances of some of the minor characters that popped up. But compared to something like Romance o ...more
Frank
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As its title says, Taiko is a truly epic novel about the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi who went from what is basically the peasant version of a samurai to regent of Japan. The book starts with his childhood and follows his quest to become a 'proper' samurai in a rather humorous way. After he joins the Oda clan, the focus shifts to the bigger theatre and affairs of state until his victory over Tokugawa Ieyasu (who later started the Tokugawa Shogunate which lasted until the 19th century). The epilogu ...more
Bea
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
as a fan of Japanese culture and Japanese martial arts, this book was clear choice as soon as i knew about it. it couldn't be bad maybe, but as skeptic i read first page before i really decide if i'm going to continue or not. already first page caught me and never let me go. it's awesome book explaining why samurai era was that short, but still deserves that much respect. i think anybody can read and like this book, not only persons like me, interested in martial arts or Japanese culture.
what i
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George
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute must read for anyone who want to see Sun Tzu's Art Of War in practice.

This book gives an accurate picture of the waring period of japan, when provincial warlords vied for the title of shogun. The book follows the struggle of Hideyoshi in his attempt to become a samurai of worth, which he achieves (and then some).

Although a book about about Hideyoshi it also delves into the lives of the other warlords, notibly the the great Oda Nobunaga who had a reputation for both ruthlessness and
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Martha Sockel
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan
As shown by Musashi, Yoshikawa Eiji was one of the best loved writers in Japan.

Hideyoshi is a plucky warrior that the reader can't help but root for as he seems to be the only man capable of carrying the fantastic task of unifying Sengoku Japan. The book, like Yoshikawa's, other works pushes all the right buttons.

Hideyoshi is always keener, smarter and less prey to emotional breakdown than other characters. The purported various romances promised on the dust jacket never come true. Herein lies
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Pen-name of Yoshikawa Hidetsugu. Yoshikawa is well-known for his work as a Japanese historical fiction novelist, and a number of re-makes have been spawned off his work.

In 1960, he received the Order of Cultural Merit.
Eiji Yoshikawa (吉川 英治, August 11, 1892 – September 7, 1962) was a Japanese historical novelist. Among his best-known novels, most are revisions of older classics. He was mainly influ
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