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Holmes of Kyoto Vol 2 Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Full Text)

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Prev Chapter | Contents ––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 1 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 is the season of the...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 7)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 6 | Contents As we were leaving the main hall, I saw the two beautiful windows out of the corner of my eyes. The rectangular Window of Confusion, which represents the trials and tribulations of human life, and the round Window of Enlightenment, which represents the greater universe. After reaching the peak of his craft as a forger, Enshou tried moving towards...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 6)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 5 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 7 —We continued moving North. The interior of the car was filled with a tense atmosphere… or at least that was what I thought. “Seriously, he calls himself Moria just because of Moriarty? That’s really funny.” Sitting in the back, Akihito-san roared with laughter as he slapped the seat next to him. In a way, he’s the strongest...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 5)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 4 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 6 “Tenryū-ji is a Zen temple linked to Emperor Kanmu, and is known for having a beautiful garden. It has also been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.” We’d reached Tenryū-ji, paid the entrance fee, and started walking down the regular path. Holmes-san spoke as we gazed at the huge, well-ordered garden and the fresh autumn leaves...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 4)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 3 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 5 We exited from Suzumushi-dera, got onto the car again, and headed straight for Arashiyama.  We parked the car at the wide parking area (which was actually almost fully filled up) and strolled around, taking a look at the row of souvenir shops in the area.  “How nostalgic! I came here for an excursion in middle school.”  It...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 3)

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Full Text Chapter 5 Part 2 | Contents | Chapter 5 Part 4 After the talk, we exited the main hall and went outside to purchase the charms. These could also be used as souvenirs, so there were people who bought multiple charms. To give the charms to others, the buyer would have to clasp all the charms in their hand, go to Ojizō-sama and pray, “Please help with the wishes of these other people as...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 2)

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Full Text 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...

Chapter 5: Confusion and Enlightenment (Part 1)

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Full Text 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...

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...

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