Checked Wikipedia. Yasuke seems to have seen the great warlords of the time while in service to Nobunaga. Any idea if he was a willing member of the Jesuit mission he arrived with?
Legends always have a basis in truth somewhere. The fact they can be surprised by this when living with a sweet impossibility (No offence, Tanuki) says a lot.
The Black Samurai Begins (part 1/4). There’s been more research done on, Yasuke, the first African Samurai, in recent years. It’s exciting to know that he was real. I love the idea that Tanuki might have known him four hundred years ago.
Ha ha ha! Love their expressions in the third panels!
That’s some Serious Name Dropping on Tanuki’s part.
February 12, 2016