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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...

Chapter 2: In Days of Aoi (Full Text)

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Prev Chapter Contents Next Chapter 1 —It was in the middle of April. The Saiō representative had just been announced, and the streets of Kyoto were in a sudden fit of energy. “Hey, hey, did y’all see the news about this year’s Saiō representative? I hear the lady’s studying in a women’s university and is from a family who owns a long-established dry-goods store! It’s great that we got such...

Chapter 2: In Days of Aoi (Part 9)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 8 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 1 And then the main day of the Aoi Festival, May 15th, arrived. The Aoi Festival, which is officially known as “Kamo Festival”, is one of Kyoto’s Three Big Festivals, along with Gion Festival and Festival of the Ages. Kamo Festival is also the oldest festival still practiced in Japan. In the Asuka period, the people of Japan were suffering...

Chapter 2: In Days of Aoi (Part 8)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 7 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 9 Forest of Correction. That’s the name of the forest in the grounds of Shimogamo Shrine. There is a large stone monument with the words “World Cultural Heritage” near the shrine entrance that leads out to a granite path. From that point, a walkway extends straight towards the main shrine. The primary forest on both sides of that road is the...

Chapter 2: In Days of Aoi (Part 7)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 6 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 8 “—Holmes-san, do you really know who the culprit is?” After returning to Kura in Teramachi Sanjou, I numbly asked in a loud voice, while Holmes-san returned a conspicuous frown. “Please don’t say something like ‘culprit’ in such a loud voice. Don’t you think this is an insecure shop?” Upon hearing those words, I was taken aback and...

Chapter 2: In Days of Aoi (Part 6)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 5 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 7 “I-I’m so sorry, Holmes-san!” In a café-restaurant adjacent to the hotel lobby on the first floor, I clasped my hands and apologized. In response, Holmes-san showed a small grin. “No no, I don’t mind at all, so don’t worry about it.” “Y-You sure?” He couldn’t be angry with a smile on his face, right? “Yes, I have often been treated as an...

Chapter 2: In Days of Aoi (Part 5)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 4 | Contents | Chapter 2 Part 6 —And then Saturday arrived. Leaving the running of Kura to Manager, Holmes and I headed towards the flower arrangement exhibition, which was being held in a hotel. It was apparently being held in the event hall of Kyoto Hotel Okura, which was in the direction of the city hall. In other words, it was at a walkable distance from Kura...

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