CategoryHolmes of Kyoto

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

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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. Apparently, there’s...

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

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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 version of...

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...

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...

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