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Chapter 5: After the Festival (Full Text)

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Prev Chapter | Contents | Afterword 1 As I walked through the city, a light rhythm, “♪ konchikichin, konchikichin ♪” flowed by. It seemed that the ohayashi of the Gion Festival were raising the excitement for the upcoming festival. By the way, “konchikichin” is the sound produced by the ohayashi that is a representative onomatopoeia of the Gion Festival, my ears did not actually hear that exact...

Chapter 5: After the Festival (Part 5)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 4 | Contents | Afterword Thus we went around looking at the yamaboko, then returned to Kura on Teramachi Sanjou. Come to think of it, I’d left my uniform and bag at the shop. The shopping street was quiet, and only Kura was lit up by the faint light of the lamps. “—Here you go.” As usual, Holmes-san had prepared some café au lait. “Thank you.” I held the cup in my...

Chapter 5: After the Festival (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 5 —Time seemed to flow a lot slower than usual today. The Sanjou Shopping Street was bustling with people, but no one stopped at the antique store Kura. It wasn’t the type of shop for people to casually drop in, and especially so during an event. With no customers entering the shop, time passed really, really slowly. Izumi-san also...

Chapter 5: After the Festival (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 4 It was the 15th of July, the yoi-yoi-yama of the Gion Festival (or the night festival two days before the main event). With many sightseers coming over to see each street’s yamaboko, the city of Kyoto was more lively than usual. On that day, I headed to Kura right after school, as usual. “Good morning.” Regardless of what time I reached the...

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