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Chapter 3: The Lost Dragon – Kajiwara Akihito’s Report (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 5 After that, we took lunch at a boiled tofu shop near Nanzen-ji. I studied Holmes as he ate his food elegantly. I see, so you can look good eating like this. I’ll have to eat in front of the camera later on, so this will be helpful. As I was engrossed in my observation, Holmes chuckled. “…You sure are passionate.” Having been figured out, I...

Chapter 3: The Lost Dragon – Kajiwara Akihito’s Report (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 4 And thus, our plan to go to Nanzen-ji the next day was set. We’d arranged to meet at 11 in the morning in front of the sanmon. Naturally, I was thinking of going to Nanzen-ji by car, but Holmes said as follows: “Akihito-san, please head to Nanzen-ji by bus or by train.” He said that in a warning tone. Why did he say that? I thought, and he...

Chapter 3: The Lost Dragon – Kajiwara Akihito’s Report (Part 2)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 3 A few days later, I headed to Kyoto. I took the Shinkansen from Shinagawa Station and reached Kyoto Station in about two and a half hours. The station that I alighted at had a modern design with, large staircases, overhead paths, a rooftop garden and an observation platform, making it seem far from a train station of an old city...

Chapter 3: The Lost Dragon – Kajiwara Akihito’s Report (Part 1)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 2 “—Yes, yes, please. Thank you so much!” I’m Kajiwara Akihito, 25 years old. My occupation? Being an actor. I excitedly hung up from the phone call with my manager. That phone call was regarding a new gig. “Since your family lives in Kyoto, this job should fit you perfectly, Akihito-san.” It’s a travel program, and is like the Kyoto...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 2: In the Style of Las Meninas (Full Text)

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[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.] Prev Chapter | Contents | Next Chapter 1 Autumn embraced the city of Kyoto. The temperature was pleasant, and red maple leaves that...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 2: In the Style of Las Meninas (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 1 It was Saturday on the same week. Holmes-san and I were heading to the Okazaki District, where Takamiya-san’s house was at. With Heian Shrine, known for its gigantic vermillion shrine gate, as well as Okazaki Park and Okazaki Zoo, this area gave the impression of having a lot of wide spaces. I stared outside the window from the passenger...

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

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 3 His story went like this— After being exposed by Owner, Yoneyama-san had a change of heart and gave himself in, properly redeeming himself for his crimes and completely washing his hands off that shady business. After that, he went on to do honest work, with Owner’s assistance. While Owner helped Yoneyama-san, he never hid the fact...

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