Mysterious Town 謎の街

A tale of a man in a foreign city by Tai Matsumoto, an author well known for his detective novels. As nice as San Francisco really is, any place can feel strange if you’re a stranger yourself.

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A Migratory Bird 渡り鳥

Translator Hirotoshi Kimura takes us out on another night of drinking with author Osamu Dazai. A solid slice-of-life piece that will quench your literary thirst.

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The Red Candle 赤い蝋燭

A delightful little tale from Niimi Nankichi. Very few things sound quite as much fun as a group of furry animals and some fireworks.

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Morning 朝

There is nothing quite like a night out drinking. Translator Hirotoshi Kimura manages to capture the intoxication of legendary author Osamu Dazai perfectly. A must read for anyone who hates being sober!

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Char 岩魚の怪

A delightful little piece by master storyteller Tanaka Kōtarō, who wrote a huge number of “unsettling” tales in the early Showa era.

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Ordinary Woman 平凡な女 

A stream-of-consciousness opinion piece from Hayashi Fumiko , a prominent feminist from the early twentieth century. This serves as a glimpse into the lives of Japanese women nearly a hundred years ago. Quite a lot has changed

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