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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...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 6)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 5 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 7 “The house is over here.” As Holmes-san helped push my bicycle, we walked a short distance out of the shrine road and went into a medium-sized pathway. “I wonder what kind of house it is.” Dizzy from excitement, I followed behind. Would it be like a temple? Or would it have the taste of a country home? “There it is.” After looking in the...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 5)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 4 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 6 And then Saturday arrived. I met with Holmes-san at 9 in the morning at the entrance of the Philosopher’s Walk. By the way, to get to the Philosopher’s Walk, you would have to turn East along Imadegawa-dori and get to a street called Shirakawa-dori. The entrance to the Philosopher’s Walk is just on that street. Taking a bus would be fine...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 5 After that, Holmes-san started becoming busy with the birthday party preparations as well as his studies, so he stopped showing up at Kura. The person in charge of the store was mainly Manager. Whenever Manager was stuck on a piece of writing, he couldn’t continue while staying in the same place, so he’s had to leave the store on multiple...

Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Judgment (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 4  “—I see, so there’s a party for Owner’s kiju!” Kaori’s eyes lit up upon hearing my story. “It starts on Saturday afternoon, so I hope you’re fine with that. By the way, I’ll be arriving in the morning to help out.” “It sounds interesting! Alright, sign me up!” “Thanks. I wasn’t expecting that, though. I thought you’d say ‘Not...

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

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Full Text Chapter 1 Part 1 | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 3 —It was the day before, which was a Sunday. Holmes-san had finally returned to Kura after one month away, so the store, which had for some reason been aflutter with activity before, settled down. While Holmes-san was the shop owner’s grandson and just a student, I once again realized that he was an indispensable existence for Kura...

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

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Full Text Prologue | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 2 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...

Case-book of the Genuine and the Spurious Prologue: At the End of Summer

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Introduction | Contents | Chapter 1 Part 1 If you get to Teramachi Sanjou Shopping Arcade from Oike Street and head south from there, you’ll eventually see a small antique shop. There is just one word on the sign – “Kura”. That is where I, Mashiro Aoi, am taking a part-time job. The shop’s interior gives off a Japanese-Western-style eclectic atmosphere reminiscent of the Meiji and Taishō eras...

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