About Me

Hi there! I am Terje Solum, author of the Saga of the Samurai books. For more than 20 years I have done research on the medieval history ofTerje Solum: Cover Japan.
I have studied Japanese language at the University of Bergen (Norway), and for a short while at a language institute  in Okazaki, Japan. Also done history and english at Bô college in Norway. During my passionate run for old Japan I have built up a huge library – soon close to 4000 books, all of them in Japanese – so I am also apt in the Japanese language. I have also taken thousands of photos on my many travels to Japan, so if any one of you would like to hire any of these images or illustrations (from old Japanese books) – then send me a note, or go to the SolumImages page and order through this site.

If any of you out there would like to visit me, and maybe chat a little and have a closer look through my library – then please send me a note, and we will take it from there.

I live and work with my wife and son in Skien, Norway.