The illustrated book by Pierre Delorme, The wisdom of sake , includes nine stories that depict life in Japan in the sixteenth century. The protagonists are essentially samurai. But other characters appear as this African called The Black Tiger , who was the servant of a jesuit and became samurai and adviser to a high-ranking general. He will have a bright existence but a tragic destiny. Pierre Delorme, lived many years in the Land of the Rising Sun and offers a narrative based on solid historical and cultural foundations, that make this book "complete" and universal. Pierre Delorme is a former top sportsman in two disciplines, boxing and kendo. His novels, essays and short stories are inseparable from his life of great cultivated traveler and inhabited by the passion of a lifetime: Japan. Writer, architect, painter and sculptor, he divides his time between writing and art.