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Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 2: In the Style of Las Meninas (Part 1)

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Full Text [Note about title: Spanish for “The Ladies-in-waiting”, Las Meninas is a 1656 painting by Diego Velázquez, and is one of the most widely analyzed works in Western painting for its complex and enigmatic composition that raises questions about reality and illusion.] Chapter 1 Part 9 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 2 Autumn embraced the city of Kyoto. The temperature was pleasant, and red...

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

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Prologue | Contents | Next Chapter 1 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 suntanned bodies...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 9)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 8 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 1 —Someone who hated Owner had destroyed his favorite treasure, a seiji from China. I still couldn’t believe it. But that unbelievable incident did happen in reality. The seiji suddenly shattered into pieces in a locked room. Who could have done this? And how did they do it? Thinking about the two questions at the same time was...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 8)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 7 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 9 When I reached the party room, I noticed that the food was laid out in a buffet spread. I could also see waiters dressed in white uniforms. White crosses were attached on the long tables, with Japanese, Chinese and Western food arranged on them. It really looked like a buffet in a hotel. “Wow, that looks delicious!” “Let’s eat as much as we...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 7)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 6 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 8 After changing, I went out of the inner room and found that some guests had already arrived, and the hall was bustling with chatter. The first people that entered my view were familiar faces, with Ueda-san, Mieko-san, as well as Akihito-san. “—We reached the final day of the performance last week, so we’ll be returning to Tokyo the...

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