CategoryHolmes of Kyoto Vol 2

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 2)

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Chapter 5 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 3 And then Sunday arrived. At eight in the morning, we headed for Suzumushi-dera, with Holmes-san driving. “—We’re going out quite early, huh,” I commented from the passenger seat. “Aoi-san, you’ll be in trouble if you take Suzumushi-dera lightly.” Holmes-san warned in a low voice. “Is it such a popular temple?” Akihito-san leant forward from the...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 1)

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Chapter 4 Part 5 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 2 ––We should all realise that we can only talk about the bad forgeries, the ones that have been detected; the good ones are still hanging on the walls. Théodore Rousseau It was now nearing the end of October, and we could see the signs of autumn deepening. Like every day, quiet jazz was playing in the antique store Kura. As they say, fall...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 4: A Long Night in Autumn (Full Text)

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Prev Chapter | Contents | Next Chapter 1 “Aoi-san, is it possible for you to stay overnight?” “—Eh?” It was a quiet Saturday evening. As usual, I was doing odd jobs in Kura, when Holmes casually asked me that question, as if he meant nothing of it. Stay overnight? What does he mean by that? Could he be inviting me on a holiday with him? Going on a holiday with Holmes… but why? I couldn’t...

Chapter 4: A Long Night in Autumn (Part 5)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 4 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 1 Afterwards, we stuffed our faces with onigiri, enjoyed the delectably grilled meat and casually chatted as we stood around the fire, noisily passing the time. We spent time like this until 10:50pm. After cleaning up, we gathered in front of the television. Akihito-san’s program would start at 10:55pm. I sat while hugging my knees as I...

Chapter 4: A Long Night in Autumn (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 5 “So, Holmes, you’re still fixated on what the deputy abbot said back then, huh?” A rectangular portable cooking stove had been placed in the well-ordered garden, and the crackling sounds of charcoal flame could be heard. The autumn sky had already turned dark, and the lamp that Holmes-san had brought over was lighting up the garden. I was...

Chapter 4: A Long Night in Autumn (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 4 The house of Akihito-san’s relative turned out to be only a few minutes’ walk from Tōfuku-ji. “Come to think of it, I haven’t been to my aunt’s house since I was a kid.” Akihito-san mused thoughtfully as we walked. “What kind of house is it?” “It’s a Western-style room.” “Like Holmes-san’s house?” “It isn’t such an amazing house, but just a...

Chapter 4: A Long Night in Autumn (Part 2)

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Full Text Chapter 4 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 4 Part 3 And then the next Saturday arrived. Akihito-san had made arrangements to head to his relative’s house after checking out Tōfuku-ji, which was the subject of his next episode. “You definitely shouldn’t go to Tōfuku-ji by car in autumn.” Holmes-san said in a strong tone of voice as he drove the shop’s jaguar. “……” As I sat in the front...

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