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Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 2)


Full Text Chapter 1 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 3 —It was the day before, which was a Sunday. Holmes-san had finally returned to Kura after one month away, so the store, which had for some reason been aflutter with activity before, settled down. While Holmes-san was the shop owner’s grandson and just a student, I once again realized that he was an indispensable existence for Kura...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 1)


Full Text Prologue | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 2 As the seething heat died down, signalling the end of the summer holidays, the new school semester started. Even so, the students were still unable to shake off the lackadaisical feeling of vacation. For the second year students in high school, many of them seemed to have gone all out in their vacation, for I noticed a significant number of...

Case-book of the Genuine and the Spurious Prologue: At the End of Summer


Introduction | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 1 If you get to Teramachi Sanjou Shopping Arcade from Oike Street and head south from there, you’ll eventually see a small antique shop. There is just one word on the sign – “Kura”. That is where I, Mashiro Aoi, am taking a part-time job. The shop’s interior gives off a Japanese-Western-style eclectic atmosphere reminiscent of the Meiji and Taishō eras...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2: Case-book of the Genuine and the Spurious (Introduction)


Vol 1 Afterword | Contents | Prologue In the antique store “Kura” on Kyoto’s Teramachi Sanjou, there is a man known as Holmes due to his gifted sense of perception and sharp eye for appraisal; not just a mysterious, singular Kyoto man, but a “Kyoto guy”. “No, Aoi-san, I’m known as Holmes because my surname is Yagashira.” —Yes, 屋 (Home) 頭 (Zu). “…So you’re still saying that, huh.” And thus...



Chapter 5 Part 5 | Contents | Vol 2 Introduction Nice to meet you, I am Mai Mochizuki. I thank you wholeheartedly for picking up a copy of “Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes”. I became a resident of Kyoto in the spring of 2013. Since I was originally from Kyoto, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the old capital of Kyoto is an exact opposite of my hometown. Everything here was so fresh and...

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