サムライウーマン新島八重 Samurai Woman Niijima Yae 

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守部喜雅著
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幕末期、会津藩士の娘・山本八重は、西洋銃の達人として戊辰戦争を戦い、激闘の末、敗戦。失意の中で出会ったキリスト教に希望を見いだし、伴侶となった新島襄とともに、新しい時代の人材教育に邁進した。混迷する現代に、その人生は大いなる示唆を与えてくれる。
Third title in the “Samurai Who Read the Bible Series.“ Yae Yamamoto grew up in Aizu (Fukushima) as daughter of the gunnery master for the local lord. She donned men’s clothes to fight against imperial forces at the end of the Tokugawa Era. Moving to Kyoto she nursed her war wounded brother who became a Christian. She also trusted Christ, married Jo Niijima and the 3 of them founded Doshisha University. Yae had a great impact on Japanese women and encouraged new professional roles for women such as nursing. She is the subject of an NHK TV drama series aired in 2013.