As an American author with a deep understanding of oriental culture, Michael Zomber wrote Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. Available in electronic format and paperback, this novel focuses on samurai warriors who launch an uprising against the unpopular Shoguns. In an online interview that was posted on the iUniverse portal, Zomber talks about this book. For example, he reveals why he is so passionate about Japanese culture. The podcast that was launched on the iUniverse system surely explains Zomber’s fascination with samurai traditions.
For most of his adult life, Michael Zomber has been collecting antique weapons from all over the world. Most of all, he brags about having traditional samurai swords that were probably used in fierce combat centuries ago. Zomber has never hesitated to travel the globe in order to get his hands on a unique weapon that once belonged to samurai warriors. Additionally, he also owns plenty of firearms from various eras of American history. For instance, Zomber has a gun that was once fired by George Washington during the American Revolution. Collecting antique weapons for so many years has surely helped Zomber become an academic expert on the subject. The History Channel has sought his expertise on numerous occasions. Zomber appeared as a guest historian on the network’s programs such as Guns of the Orient and Guns of the Famous. After making numerous appearances on the History Channel, Michael Zomber was strongly inspired to get involved in the multimedia industry.
With the support of his beloved wife Andrea, Michael Zomber was able to successfully open Renascent Films. This independent studio has given Zomber the opportunity to produce films about his passions in life. The Soul of the Samurai was one of the first films that was made by Renascent Films. As the name suggests, this documentary is about samurai traditions such as the Bushido code of honor.
Another piece of work that’s related to Zomber’s passion for Japanese culture is Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai. In this book, Zomber informs the readers about the history of the Christian faith under various intolerant regimes in Japan and other Asian nations.