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

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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 parasols. Seeing...

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

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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 exiting the...

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

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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 Takanogawa...

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

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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 of July...

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 in...

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...

Chapter 3: A Million Wishes (Part 1)

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Full Text Chapter 2 Part 9 | Contents | Chapter 3 Part 2 {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...

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...

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