"After an attempt is made on her life, Mariko disguises herself as a boy and infiltrates a gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, determined to hunt down the person responsible"-- Provided by publisher.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Samurai -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868 -- Fiction.