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The Irie Clinic Quietly Prepares to Continue Biological Research in Hinamizawa – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 3

This time I’m finishing up Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), which makes a huge shift from Miyo Takano’s storyline and perspective to Rika Furude and Hinamizawa. There’s still … Continue reading

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A Killer’s Childhood Tragedy and Her Beloved Rescuer – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 1

As promised, we’re going to revisit one of the story arcs from the “Answers” part of Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”). This title is typically left in Japanese … Continue reading

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Prophecies of Murder Rock a Police Officer’s Memory – The Time Wasting Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni, Part 2

Ryukishi Zeronana’s The Time Wasting Chapter continues as Akasaka goes sightseeing in Hinamizawa with Rika tagging along. His elderly tour guide Makino escorts him around the village, and Akasaka enjoys the fresh air and green scenery, though he thinks his … Continue reading

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Join My Sobs to the Fading Toll of the Bell – Tale of Genji, Part 6

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for since the beginning of the year, the final post in my series on The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shibiku.  If you’ve made it here with me and read all 1,200 … Continue reading

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My Heart Is There in the Sleeve of an Unkind Lady – Tale of Genji, Part 5

We’re in the home stretch in finishing the epic Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku.  One more post after this, and we’ll have completed our 2016 read along.  Anyone wanting to join me at this late date … Continue reading

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As Smoke I Shall Rise Uncertainly to the Heavens – Tale of Genji, Part 4

For the Literati Corner 2016, I have been reading The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shibiku as part of a year-long reading program – details are in my Literati Corner Guide for 2016, please see the menu bar at the … Continue reading

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The Old One’s Gaze Rests Long on the Seedling Pine –– Tale of Genji, Part 3

This time for the Literati Corner, we continue our look at the Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku.  I really have to say I liked this section of the book best so far.  While the first … Continue reading

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The Grass Which He Reaps For His Pillow Reaps No Dreams – Tale of Genji, Part 2

This post is part two of this year’s main Literati Corner series focusing on the mammoth Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku.  It covers chapters 10 through 21.  Reading assignments and study questions can be found … Continue reading

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Reality Has No More Substance Than The Lucent Dream –– Tale of Genji, Part 1

For the Literati Corner 2016, I’ve selected the mammoth Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku. I’m reading the 1976 translation by Edward G. Seidensticker; you can buy a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Genji-Everymans-Library-Classics-Contemporary/dp/0679417389/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1450032933&sr=8-2 Of course, readers can use … Continue reading

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The Priest Gennō Meets a Fox – The Killing Stone

“Sesshōseki, or The Killing Stone” (殺生石) is a famous Noh drama from Japan. The author is unknown, possibly Hiyoshi Saami. I found a great site that has a parallel text in both English and very readable modern Japanese: http://www.the-noh.com/en/plays/data/program_045.html The … Continue reading

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