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1923年8月 大阪府に生まれる
1996年2月 享年72歳
代表作 『梟の城』


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July 31st, 2011 at 06:30 PM
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近年、日本では歴史上の人物を愛好し、その人物にまつわる書籍を読んだり縁の地を尋ねたりする女性が増えています。いわゆる「歴女」(れき じょ;2009年頃から使われている造語)ですが、男性にも根強い人気がある歴史小説。特に、ファンの多い歴史小説家といえば司馬遼太郎です。

直木賞を受賞した『梟(ふくろう)の城』を初め、『竜馬がゆく』『坂の上の雲』など代表作を選ぶのに苦労するほど、その作品の多くが長く愛読されて います。また、彼の作品は映像化されることが多いのも特徴。それだけ、脚本家や演出家が原文からイメージを掻き立てられる小説なのです。司馬の描く人物 は、それがこの世にはもういない過去の人であることを忘れさせるほど生き生きとしていて、読後、誰もがその人物を好きになります。さらに、教科書には名前 すら上がらない人物を取り上げ、愛情をもって描くところも多くのファンを集めています。

織田信長や豊臣秀吉、徳川家康、そして坂本竜馬や西郷隆盛など日本語を学んでいる皆さんであれば聞いたことがあるでしょう。これらの日本史上の代表 的な人物は、複数の作品に登場しています。現在の日本を形作った「偉人」が、どのような人生の分岐点でどのような選択・行動をしたのか…。それを知ること は、日本や日本人を理解する上で大変、役に立つことでしょう。




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Keep up the good work with us.



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October 10th, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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wael-san kon'nichiwa.

Before going through your vocabularies, please note that all the vocabularies don't always have their Japanese equivalent. As a meaning can differ depending on the context, Japanese equivalent changes.:wink:

car producer/manufacturer

→自動車メーカー (jidōsha mēkā)

car production

→自動車生産 (jidōsha seisan)

Performance job

→I'm not sure what you mean by this but "job performance" is 業績 (gyōeki), which means a performance someone makes on his job.

Performer (not artistic works)

→There are many candidates. Which context do you like to use this in?

I hope this helps.

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October 9th, 2012 at 02:53 PM
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so,how i can say

car producer/manufacturer.

car production.

Performance job.

Performer (not artistic works)

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October 9th, 2012 at 01:05 PM
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those words are basically used for artistic works.

If you say "kuruma no enshutsuka" for example, it sounds a bit

strange or could be "witty", but it probably doesn't mean what you

actually want to say.

Does this make sense and help? Hope so!


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October 9th, 2012 at 04:28 AM
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"enshutsuka" & "enshutsu" & "shutsuensha"

these two words indicate only to the field of acting & acting business(drama/film).

or it can be use for any situation .

kuruma no enshutsuka.

hikouki no enshutsu.

August 9th, 2012 at 04:26 AM
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Thank you! on to the next author!

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August 8th, 2012 at 05:32 PM
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I know how you feel - sometimes it feels like you're waiting forever for the verb to show up in a Japanese sentence :lol: ... But I promise you it gets easier with practice!

As to the problematic ところ here - yes you're right, it is the (slightly colloquial) equivalent of こと, and just means "the fact that" or "the way in which". Nicely figured out! ;)


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August 8th, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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It's really difficult to read some of these sentences from start to finish because you have to connect the start with the end, and then figure out how the middle fits in, though maybe if I practise reading enough Japanese thought process will just happen? lol...gonna be another 10 years..

I just have one quick question though. I cannot figure out what the ところ functions as in the sentence さらに、きょうかしょにはなまえすらあがらないじんぶつをとりあげ、あいじょうをもってえがくところもおおくのファンをあつめています。(Additionally, he features notable people whose names will not even come up in textbooks and describes them with love which also attracts most of his fans.)

For some reason I get the feeling it means こと in this situation, making it more like "the ways he describes them with love," but I am not sure.


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August 7th, 2012 at 05:17 PM
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> Bukokuさん、


> Geosさん、

お疲れ様です!If the grammar was simple and easy for you, listening to it shouldn't be too difficult! :wink: Don't worry too much!

The best way to read Japanese.... I always recommend NOT to (literally) translate it into foreign languages, but to read it as it is in Japanese.

This way, you can understand how Japanese language works.

Does this help? Hope so!

Natsuko (奈津子)

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