CategoryHolmes of Kyoto Vol 1

Chapter 4: Case of the Mt. Kurama Estate Inheritance (Part 6)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 5 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 1 As we left the mountain villa, the brilliant evening sun colored the west sky. So it’s already sunset. Was that a long meeting, or a short one? “I wonder if my mother is alright.” Fuyuki-san turned back to look at the villa with concern. “Kurashina went after her, so she should be fine.” Holmes-san replied as he reached the car. “Oh yes...

Chapter 4: Case of the Mt. Kurama Estate Inheritance (Part 5)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 4 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 6 —We waited for another 10 minutes or so. While drinking some tea, I was touching the flowing river with my hand and saying, “As I thought, it’s cold,” when Kajiwara-san’s emissary arrived at the front of the shop to receive us. “I am Kajiwara’s secretary, Kurashina.” The smart-looking man who was bowing and introducing himself was...

Chapter 4: Case of the Mt. Kurama Estate Inheritance (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 5 After exiting Kifune Shrine, we descended down a mountain path to get to the riverside. As we did so, we could see a few restaurants with Kawadoko dining areas. (There are actually quite a lot of restaurants doing Kawadoko.) The ambience in each store also varied, and there were even Western-style Kawadoko restaurants with vermillion...

Chapter 4: Case of the Mt. Kurama Estate Inheritance (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 4 Finally, we reached our destination, Kurama Station. It was a small, old-fashioned station. “…It’s like the train station in Poppoya.” Hang on, that was set in Hokkaido, right? Small, old stations are probably common everywhere. Even so, this station still felt like Kurama, since it was decorated a picture of Yoshitsune and Benkei. Upon...

Chapter 4: Case of the Mt. Kurama Estate Inheritance (Part 2)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 3 “—Alright.” The next day at nine o’clock in the morning, I went to Demachiyanagi Station to meet with Holmes-san. I arrived slightly earlier than the meeting time, and properly parked my bicycle at the bicycle lot next to the station. Incidentally, Demachiyanagi Station is just to the East of the confluence of the Kamogawa River and...

Chapter 4: Case of the Mt. Kurama Estate Inheritance (Part 1)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 4 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 2 This was the season in which the leaves were developing a deeper shade of green. “If it’s alright with you, could we go together?” Holmes-san had asked when I mentioned that I would be going to Mt.Kurama. Whenever I remember the gentle smile he wore back then, I would get a tingling sensation. It was a Friday evening in the first few days...

Chapter 3: A Million Wishes (Full Text)

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Prev Chapter | Contents | Next Chapter {Note about chapter name: Hyakumanben is another name for Chionji Temple in Sakyō ward, a temple associated with the priests Ennin (794-864) and Honen (1133-1212) and is a Jodo-shu sect (A branch of Pure Land Buddhism) temple of Japanese Buddhism. The name Hyakumanben (“One Million Times”) comes from a period of pestilence and plague in the city...

Chapter 3: A Million Wishes (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 1 How do I put it… “I think I somewhat understand why he feels jealous.” I muttered to myself while walking. In response, Holmes-san went “Hm?” and looked in my direction. “Ah, no, it’s nothing.” I hurriedly shrugged. I couldn’t possibly say that Manager was envious of his own son, Holmes-san, and held discord in his heart as a result of that...

Chapter 3: A Million Wishes (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 4 “That was a really fascinating story. It was good that we stopped to listen to it.”  With the main hall behind us, I spoke excitedly as Holmes-san looked at me with gentle, narrowed eyes. “You’re right. Coming to a place like this and listening to that story was an extraordinarily good use of our time, I think.” “Yes, I think so too...

Chapter 3: A Million Wishes (Part 2)

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Full Text Chapter 3 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 3 The next day. I was riding my bicycle towards Hyakumanben. Hyakumanben Chionji was not that far from my house. It was actually even closer than Teramachi Sanjou. I traveled down south on Shimogamo Main Road until it merged with Imadegawa Road, then turned left (East). I eventually reached a large, busy intersection known as “Hyakumanben...

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