Michael Zomber is an American author with a strong sense of national history. Therefore, it’s somewhat surprising that his portfolio includes some novels about Japanese culture. Zomber’s resume includes Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan and Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai. As the titles strongly suggest, these books are about samurai traditions. Readers who would like to find out more about Zomber and his literary works can listen to his podcast that is available on iUniverse.
After he graduated from multiple institutions of higher education in the United States of America, Michael Zomber started collecting antique weapons. Initially, he mostly acquired guns, pistols and other firearms that have been exclusively used in the U.S.A. Eventually, Zomber developed a passion for antique samurai swords and armor. He traveled extensively throughout Asia and other countries in pursuit of traditional weapons that have been utilized by samurai fighters. Zomber has also traded many of his items with other weapons collectors worldwide. After appearing on the History Channel’s Guns of the Orient, he further solidified his status as an authority on samurai weapons. Additionally, Zomber was also featured in other similar TV shows such as Guns of the Famous and Dueling Pistols.
Zomber’s professional credentials as a film producer include several notable projects such as the Soul of the Samurai. Released through his own film studio, this documentary is mostly about Bushido, which is a type of code of honor in Japanese society. The Soul of the Samurai was compiled with plenty of input from the reverend Kensho Furuya, who was a world-renowned guru on Japanese traditions. Furuya did not live to see the release of the Soul of the Samurai. However, Michael Zomber decided to dedicate the documentary to this expert on samurai traditions.
Raised in the countryside of Pennsylvania, Michael Zomber was an active Boy Scout as a child. He still vividly remembers the first time he saw a Springfield rifle during a trip with this youth group. As an adult, Zomber has held an array of weapons from America’s top firearms manufacturers including Springfield, Smith & Wesson and Colt.