Tokyo Bay

Among the American crews aboard what Japan came to call the 'black ships,' is Lieutenant Robert Eden, an idealistic young New England officer with American Indian blood in his veins, who watches his country confronting Japan's feudal samurai forces with a personal turmoil of emotions. Understanding too well the cruel and destructive injustices of colonial oppression, he plunges overboard at night, inspired by the moonlit beacon of sacred Mount Fuji, on a secret solo mission to avert a pointless conflict. He clashes with sword-wielding samurai and encounters Toshiwa a beautiful and courageous geisha fleeing amid the civilian panic -- so embroiling himself and his descendants in Japan's troubled fortunes for generations to come.